Community Comes Together For OHS Teen's Family 9/13/13
September 13, 2013
Odessa - Thousands of students gathered at Ratliff Stadium Friday night for the highly anticipated football game between Permian and Odessa High. However for the students from Odessa High, it was a gloomy start to this exciting day as they found out one of their students had passed away. Thursday night Alicia Levario passed away from injuries she sustained in a wreck she was in on September fourth. Family members of Alicia say they are trying to make the best out of a bad situation and look at the positives.
“She was always smiling, you would never see her with a frown on her faces, she was goofy, real fun to be around,” said Alicia’s cousin Jessica Guevara.
The news spread fast Friday morning as OHS teachers had to break the news to their students, and hundreds shared their condolences through our Facebook.
“She’s going to be missed, but there’s no need for her mom and stuff to see me down because that’s just going to bring them down,” said Guevara.
But Guevara says even though it is a dark time there are some positives, Alicia is an organ donor and will continue helping people as she always has. She also says this accident sends a message to the Permian basin. “I just wish people would stay off their phones and slow down. Wherever they’re going I mean it’s going to be there.”
However as always, in true West Texas fashion the young students are coming together to help out the family. A car wash will be held Saturday the 21st in the Odessa Big Lots parking lot from nine in the morning to two in the afternoon. There will also be a spaghetti dinner that you can buy tickets for to benefit the family. For information on both of those events you can call Guevara at (432) 257 – 9020.