I have really been debating whether or not to post about this. I don't even know the family personally.
The instructor involved who died in the plane crash was in our stake and his daughter goes to school with Rachael. We know that he was a good man, and has a great family. we couldn't help but feel for his family. Because of this, I looked up the other family involved.
Their names are Stephanie and Christian Nielson. They are a cute young couple with 4 young children. You have probably seen them on the news. I have been keeping up with their progress through her sister's blog at
You can't hear their story or read Stephanie's blog without being struck by what a sweet family they must be. Our hearts go out to them, their kids, and their families who will be helping them for a very long time.
Even though I don't know them personally, I thought it wouldn't hurt to put their button on my blog. Just in case any of you were touched by their situation and would like to know how to help.
Our thoughts and prayers are with both of these sweet families. I know that is what they need most.