Voices of the Crash

After the crash comes the impact that affects so many families.  Here are some stories from the brave families in our communities of Oregon that have been affected by this devastation.

 
Nick Portis
Nick Portis was a 17-year-old boy full of life and planning career as a Marine. He was the one that always tried to make everyone laugh and never turned down a good prank. He also spent a lot of time making sure his friends and family were safe and if anyone was injured or in need he was the first one there to help. On many occasions Nick had also been the one to speak up to family members and take keys from friends to avoid them drinking and driving...
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Joan Miller
After years of making bad choices, I finally met the man of my dreams. It seemed as if John was the only man on this earth who could love me through all my mistakes and do so unconditionally. I had never experienced anything like that in my life before. We shared our joy with family and friends and were married in my parent’s back yard on September 19th 1992.
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Maddi Higgins
Maddi Higgins was my beautiful first born daughter. She was a 17 year old junior at West Linn High School with a passion for softball who proudly wore the No. 5 jersey for both her high school and travel ball teams. She received “All-State” recognition multiple times and was a shining athlete in the outfield and behind the plate. While she was well known in softball...
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