Little Rock, Ark. - It's been just about one year since a 19-year-old was killed in a car crash on Interstate 530.
Olivia Davinci Vaughn Perez was one day away from celebrating her 20th birthday when she was the passenger in a car that wrecked. She did not survive.
Olivia was a graduate of McClellan High School. Her mother says before she passed she had friends who were victims of violence. That's why, one year later, she hopes to help others in her daughter's memory.
Genine Perez keeps up with her plants inside her home. She says the blooms show life after a dark place.
"Olivia was an amazing kid. She was a musician, she was a basketball player," said Perez.
Her daughter, Olivia, was killed in a car crash on Interstate 530 at the age of 19-years-old.
Perez says her daughter was a bright light with a lot of friends. She says far too often they lost their own lives too.
"39 of my daughter's friends passed. They were killed, got into a car accident, or murdered, before she left this earth. 39," said Perez.
That's why, one year later, she's teaming up with another mom who lost her son to an unknown medical condition just weeks before Olivia was killed.
"Olivia's hope and Todd's promise. [It means to] Judge less and love more," said Perez.
Their focus is to reach young adults who may be struggling.
"Between the ages of 18-24. To provide resources, information, encouragement, and whatever we need to do for them within our capacity," she explains.
Keeping her daughter's spirit alive by helping others.
"What better way than to share her, share her memory," said Perez.
The group's name is "OHTP4Life". To learn more, visit www.ohtp4.life.
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