"Often while traveling with a camera we arrive just as the sun slips over the horizon of a moment, too late to expose film, only time enough to expose our hearts." Minor White

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sometimes bad things happen to good people

David Lewis shaves in the living room of his Linda apartment that he shares with his girlfriend, Carla Burnside. On March 3 Lewis, who was the service manager for Sanchez Truck Repair & Towing, stopped his mechanic's truck on the E Street bridge to assist a driver who had run out of gas. He was struck by a passing car which fractured his left leg and amputated his right leg just below the thigh. David and Carla are such wonderful people for letting me invade their lives at 6:30 am. The couple let me shadow them for several hours (which getting that kind of time with a subject is a rarity in the newspaper world) so our readers could see just how much their lives have changed since the dreadful night on the E Street Bridge from Marysville to Linda. David and Carla inspired me so much with the amazing love that they share with each other. We should all be so lucky. Read the story here and more pics here.

Donors also can help Lewis' medical costs by contributing to Account No. 295712 at Sierra Central Credit Union. Checks should be made out in Lewis' name and are accepted at all Sierra Central branches.

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