My name was Lina. I was only 20 years old when an absurd accident took my life while I was rafting on the Wolf River.
I loved life and nature, and I had a special passion for children. I wanted to become a third grade teacher, so after
I graduated from Middleton High School, I enrolled at
UW-Oshkosh and was about to start my junior year. Once
I graduated, my goal was to teach kids and encourage them to build a better world. After my sudden departure, my beloved family decided to take three actions:
Please contact your own state representatives in both the Assembly and Senate to support “Lina’s Law”, a bill to address safety concerns and save lives on the Wolf River in Menominee County. It takes only two minutes, just follow these two simple steps:
Hopefully together we can sign this bill into law and make rafting a safe activity for all to enjoy.
My family’s goal is to create a lifetime College Scholarship in order to help Elementary Education Students who, like me, care for kids and dream of a better world. For detailed information about the scholarship, view this pdf or visit the scholarship website. You can also make a direct donation to the fund by clicking the button below. *Please note: Specify Lina Vergara Memorial Scholarship in the Gift Allocation Notes text box.Donate
Finally, my family wishes to promote an annual 5K race/walk in my hometown of Middleton, WI, which, besides being a funding source towards the scholarship, will be a tribute to my memory. More information can be found on our Facebook page.Register now
“Don't let the world change your smile, let your smile
change the world.”