Danielle Delgado Garcia, 22 – KS

Danielle DelgadoOn May 26, 2018 22 year-old Danielle Delgado Garcia was on her way to work at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital in Larned, Kansas when she rear-ended a truck while texting on Snapchat. She died a few hours later after being airlifted  to a trauma center in Wichita.

A 2015 graduate of Larned High School, Danielle was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church and volunteered at the American Legion. She was the proud and loving mother of her 3 year-old son, Jayce who was born her senior of high school. Danielle set her dreams aside to work to provide for Jayce and never gave up a spare moment of being with him.

Danielle was also the loving aunt of two nephews and a niece, on whom she doted.

As a young girl growing up, Danielle was very timid and shy until you got to know her.  Her mother, Jacque Tierce describes her “as the typical girl though, always talking about boys, clothes, makeup and belting out the newest Taylor Swift song!”

At preschool graduation her teacher announced that she was sure that Danielle would be a cosmetologist when she grew up because she was always playing with someone’s hair. She still played with her mother’s hair as an adult.

Jacque Tierce campaigns to end distracted driving through her movement, #DoItForDanielle.” She exclaims, “No text message, Facebook post, or Snapchat is worth a life. Please put your phone up while you are driving.”

Danielle and Jayce
Danielle and her mother, Jacque