A Special Story: A Hero Named Grace

December 20, 2023

I know God’s plan is not my plan but HE gives me the strength to get through each day.

David Contreras, on the passing of his wife, Grace Contreras, mom of five and member of the SmartHER News community.

Meet Grace, who supported SmartHER News in numerous ways – from following SHN on social media to joining our SCOOP community. She believed in Curiosity over Commentary and proudly wore our gear to show it. A mother of five, Grace participated in the PTA and served as an active member of her church.

This summer as Grace returned with her family from a road trip, an alleged drunk driver hit and killed Grace, and injured her two youngest daughters. We have corresponded with Grace’s husband, David, who gave us permission to share her story (you will hear Jenna share Grace’s story in the final ten minutes of this video).

For those who may want to contribute, here is a link to the family’s GoFundMe page. The news is personal. Grace reflects the heroism, bravery, goodness and faith that surrounds us everyday – stories in our own communities that matter, stories that need to be shared. We feel honored to share Grace’s story as a tribute to her, her family, and a tribute to our community, which she helped us build.

by Jenna Lee,