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Birthday bash fundraiser honors little girl fatally struck by car

Family members and friends were gathering Saturday at Kolbe Cathedral High School, where the principal has organized a birthday party in memory of his daughter who was killed in 2015.

News 12 Staff

Feb 2, 2019, 5:47 PM

Updated 1,963 days ago


Kolbe Cathedral High School hosted what would have been a 10th birthday party for Principal Henry Rondon’s daughter, Leah, who was killed in a car crash four years ago.
Rondon, along with his wife Colleen, say 6-year-old Leah was the center of their universe.
Leah was hit by a car and killed while playing at a friend's house in Ansonia in August of 2015.
"It is the worst thing you can possibly imagine and…it still hurts,” says Colleen. “I can relive that day in a heartbeat."
Principal Rondon says they had to find a way to cope and had to “be very careful” that the incident didn’t consume their lives.
But the gymnasium at Kolbe Cathedral was filled with hope, and balloons Saturday for the birthday bash that raises money in Leah’s name.

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