A terrible thing
About 2 1/2 years ago, she met, fell in love with, and married fitness guru Don Lemmon. She retired from the adult film business. They moved to Hawaii, had their first child about a year ago, and moved to Utah. She's 8 months pregnant with their second. She's shared every step along the way, including her joy in finding a man she truly loved and having a daughter with him. As she slipped out of the public eye and into her private life, she updated her bulletin less frequently, so I checked it less frequently - maybe once every couple weeks. By some chance, I happened to check it Sunday morning.
Don was killed Sunday returning from a business trip in Las Vegas, leaving Asia an utterly distraught unemployed, pregnant mother of a toddler. My wife & I met her once, about 4 years ago, for about 3 minutes, so I have no idea whether she is as friendly as she seems on her web site, but this news devastated both of us. Neither of us have had a close experience with sudden tragedy, and this seemed especially unfair - a brutally short end to what had been a happy story.
I'm not sure how we connect with people we've never met. Asia, Ces & Carol from Drink At Work, Alice of Finslippy - the more of their personal lives they share, the more I'm invested in them, and the tighter the admittedly one-sided connection to them. What happens when those lives go awry?
Here's what I want you to do: Go to Asia's site (it may be Not Safe For Work, so take care), read her bulletin, and help. Either buy something, donate (as Sue & I have), or both. She's good people.