- Recent Comments - Chatsworth Metrolink Crash - L.A. Times http://projects.latimes.com The latest user comments on en-us andy on June 7, 2010 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c30497 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c30497 RIP prima Aida magdaleno may you rest in parradise! Mon, 07 Jun 2010 02:00:12 -0700 CECiLiA HERNADEZ on April 8, 2009 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c13449 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c13449 TO THE MAGDALENO FAMiLY i AM TRULY SORRY FOR THiS THAT HAPPENED TO AiDA..SO MANY OF US WiSH SHE WASNT GONE BUT SHES iN A BETTER PLACE NOW AND SHES WATCHiNG OVER US..WE MiSS YOU AND YOU WiLL ALWAYS BE iN OUR PRAYERS . <3 R.i.P AiDA MAGDALENO Wed, 08 Apr 2009 11:57:54 -0700 Cecilia on January 14, 2009 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c10285 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c10285 Aida, i will always have u in my thoughts.... we miss u so mush u will always be in my heart and thoughts!!! MISS U BABY GIRL!!! And i know ur spirit still lives on in ur sisters heart... Wed, 14 Jan 2009 01:26:20 -0800 Lynne, Los Angeles... on October 10, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c3659 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c3659 Dearest Gabby, I'm so grateful to have found this site where I can share a few thoughts with you. I, too, was watching your pleas of hope on television that fateful Friday afternoon. Being the mother of three grown daughters and three grandchildren, I was deeply moved by your love for your sister, Aida. I hoped against all hope that she would be found alive. You painted such a warm and loving picture of your sister and your family, it was all I could do to keep my tears from flowing. On Saturday, I continued to watch for news of your dear blessed sister and when I saw her name I was so deeply shocked and shared your loss. I pray now that you and your loving family are focusing on the love you all shared with dearest Aida. I was a professor of English at CSUN about 10 yrs. ago, and could just picture her attending the school. She had a bright and rosie future, but now, Gabby, you will carry on her wishes and dreams...I'm quite certain about that. With deep sympathy and love for your family and the great loss you have suffered. I'll always keep you in my prayers. Fri, 10 Oct 2008 08:36:05 -0700 Donna & Roy Aiken on October 4, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c3550 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c3550 We didn't know Aida but know the sorrow you are feeling as we also lost our son Christopher in the accident. May God help you and comfort you in this most difficult time. Sat, 04 Oct 2008 02:06:40 -0700 Kevin on October 3, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c3516 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c3516 Dear Gabby, It was heartbreaking to watch the story of your sister unfold on the news. It was so sad to have it turn out the way it did. You affected a lot of people in profound ways when you shared your love of your sister. As you say, she will live in you heart forever and ever, and she will. To you and your family my sincere condolences. Fri, 03 Oct 2008 01:47:47 -0700 mey chao on October 1, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c3450 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c3450 Though we all may have lost someone who is a big part of our lives and our hearts and we are not able to replace or fill that emptyness that our love ones have taken with them when they left this world. but i hope that maybe we all can come together and allow each other to come into each others lives since i know that we all share the same pain. when my father passed in that metrolink 2008 crash my life has not been the same and its been very difficult, my father left behind his wife and 5 children and so many grand children, and we all miss and love him so much but talkin about him with my family and remembering all the good times we had with him helps us with our pain of losing him. so i just would like to let you all know i am here if you need to talk or just someone to listen to you. my email is chaomey82@gmail.com my hearts and prayers go out to you. Wed, 01 Oct 2008 10:06:28 -0700 Suarez family on September 30, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c3419 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c3419 Dear Gabby & Magdaleno family, im very sorry for your loss, aida is in our prayers.May god give you strength and comfort.A beautiful girl,intellegent,with goals & dreams in life.What a tragety.i did'nt know her but she was my sister in laws cousin [sonia magdaleno].Rest in paradise, aida magdaleno. *Nikki* Tue, 30 Sep 2008 08:14:26 -0700 Lissette on September 21, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c3141 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c3141 Dear Gabby, On that shocking Friday evening as I sat watching the news, I saw you and as I listened to your words, there was nothing more clear that FAITH was and it will still be your strenght. The next day I had to work and since I don't have a computer at my house the first thing I did was to see if there were any news about your sister. That Saturday night I stayed over my parents who the same as your sister they are my heroes. I called my younger sister who lives in Vegas I told her what had happened (she's my only sibling)and as well she was shocked. On Sunday morning I woke up and found out about your Aida. I know that I had the same Faith that she was Ok I wanted her to be Ok. However as I was reading her name for a moment I was blank. my mom asked me if I was OK since she saw me staring at the computer. She did not know what I was reading about and again she asked me. As I was telling her a I was thinking about you and your family. I thought about my sister on how much I love her, about my parents who like yours have sacrificed for both of us. I may not be in your shoes, but one thing I know is that as a family we shared the same feeling LOVE and FAITH. And that will be your strenght. my prayers to you and your family. Sun, 21 Sep 2008 10:27:22 -0700 Vanessa on September 21, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c3139 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c3139 I didnt know her a lot but i know she would hang out with my sister when she used to live in front of us.I noticed that she had a great personality and she was very friendly when i met her. When my sister found out she died, she was very devastated. She cried for the whole day.She decided to help her family and went through a street to collect money with her friend. They collected over 200 dollars. She also organized a car wash for Aida with the help of other people and that day we got so many cars but it was fun and we were able to collect the money for Aida's family. My mom would say that when she closes her eyes, she can still remember when Aida would walk down the stairs by our house. Aida... rest in peace we will all remember you <3 Vanessa Sun, 21 Sep 2008 10:09:44 -0700 Monica on September 19, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c3072 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c3072 Gaby, I watch you on TV as you search for your sister, I held my breath and prayed you would find her. It was devestating to hear she is no longer by your side. I hope you find strength in your family and in the love and memories you have of your sister. She will guide you from heaven to make yours and her dreams come true. Monica Fri, 19 Sep 2008 11:32:20 -0700 Jessica Rodriguez (Moorpark,Ca) on September 19, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c3062 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c3062 Words cannot express what I felt when I saw Gabby on the news that day. I was in disbelief as the tears rolled down my face, I just couldn't believe Aida my friend was on that train. I started to call some friends to tell them about what I had just seen on the news. We tried calling her but we had no answer. We had hoped that she might be ok and that she didn't answer her phone because she lost it. I couldn't sleep that night just thinking about her and if she was ok. But on Saturday morning I received a call from a friend that was at the Chatsworth high school waiting for news. She called me and told me, I am sorry but Aida is not with us anymore. I was in disbelief I didn't know what to say. Memories of Aida Magdaleno: Aida was such a great person. I met Aida when we went to middle school together at Chaparral. We were together in a few classes and we sat together at lunch. I have many memories of her because we were in AVID together for 5 years. Aida always liked to dye her hair. I remember clearly that day in middle school when she came to school and her hair was pink. All of our friends asked Aida what did you do to your hair and she just smiled and said I don't know I messed it up. We all smiled because it was something different. In high school we had AVID together for four years, and she was always the kind of person that sat in front of the class. Aida was a very intelligent person, she always got good grades. If she had a B in the class she worked very hard to get to that A. She was a very hard worker and she never gave up. She was always smiling no matter what. I remember it was the summer before our senior year in high school she was walking around town and I was outside my house and she stopped by and we talked about our senior pictures and how she was planning on cutting her hair short. She came out really beautiful in her picture with her short haircut. Last summer we hung out a few times, she had barely got her drivers license and she drove her dad's big van. She took me cruising around Moorpark and she encouraged me to get my license. She was never was afraid to take risks in life, she strived for the best. She was always determined to accomplish what she wanted in life. Aida you will be missed but never forgotten. You'll live forever in our hearts. And your family will always be in our thoughts and prayers. You're in a better place now; looking down at the ones you loved the most. R.I.P. AIDA <3 To the Magdaleno Family, I am very sorry for your loss, Aida was such a great inspiration to all who knew her. Your Friend, Jessica Rodriguez Fri, 19 Sep 2008 09:17:50 -0700 Ruby on September 19, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c3036 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c3036 My cousin was an awesome person with an amazing heart. She cared about everyone and everything. She had a good amount of ambition asnd determination. Anyone could easily look up to her, including me. R.I.P cousin, You will always be remembered. <3 Fri, 19 Sep 2008 05:03:57 -0700 Mey Chao on September 19, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c2979 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c2979 i know exactly how you feel, my father had passed in that accident, i will pray for him and the whole family. HUGS Fri, 19 Sep 2008 09:42:44 -0700 Yolanda Garcia on September 19, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c2954 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c2954 May God comfort you during this very difficult time. My heart goes out to the family. Words can never comfort the loss you feel in your heart. May God bless you and keep you comforted with all the love and support from all who were and are touched by Aida's beautiful soul. Fri, 19 Sep 2008 07:22:51 -0700 Diane Buckley-Adair on September 19, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c2953 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c2953 I did not know Aida, but she was on that same train as my father. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Your daughter was beautiful! Fri, 19 Sep 2008 07:19:33 -0700 AGUILAR on September 18, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c2929 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c2929 GOD BLESS U AND UR FAMILY.... RIP AIDA!! Thu, 18 Sep 2008 10:36:29 -0700 Kathy on September 18, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c2917 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c2917 Dear Magdaleno Family: My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very painful time. Though you do not know me, I was deeply touched when watching Gabby being interviewed on television. I like many others prayed that Aida would be found safe and was saddened to hear she did not make it. Please be strong and continue to rely on the lord as he will help minimize your pain, though nothing will ever make it go away. The love of the lord is your strength. Thu, 18 Sep 2008 09:16:57 -0700 Veronica Morales de Rocha Magdaleno on September 18, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c2824 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c2824 Gabby, Juan, Lupita y Miguel my new Primos, and Familia Magdaleno Quiero darles mi mas sentido pesame. Comparti la gran angustia de no saver donde y como estaba Aida la tragica tarde del Viernes. En mi corazon guardaba la esperanza y pedi a Nuestro Padre Celestial durante toda la tarde que ella estubiera bien y pudieramos celebrar toda la familia Magdaleno y Morales el Bautiso de nuestro sobrinito Andresito, o "Gerber" como Aida le llamaba. Fue un dolor tan fuerte cuando mi hermana Lupita me llamo a las 6:00 am llorando para darme la mala noticia que el bautiso se cancelaba, Aida habia sido encontrada pero habia fallecido. Pude ver y sentir el dolor de Dna. Leti, Don Juvenal, Miguel y mi Hmna. Lupita, Juan y Vero,Lupita, Gabby y el resto de la familia. Como quisiera que todo esto fuera solo una pesadilla!! Pero desafortunadamente Nuestro Padre Celestial necesitaba un agel tan lindo como ella. Aida es una lindo rallito de lus que Nuestro Padre Celestial necesitaba y siempre debemos recordar ese brillo de sus ojos, la linda sonrisa que nos regalo, los calidos abrasos y lindas palabras que ella tubo para nosotros. Siempre recordare la fiesta de Ano Nuevo en nuestra casa cuando ella estaba con la curiosidad de tomar por primera vez una bevida alcolica, y como escondidas de su Hermano Miguel le pedia a Lupita. Cuando Miguel le permitio tomar solo un trago ella dijo "This feels good, my body feels a little warm". En la boda de su primo David Rocha el Verano se acerco a contarme que mi Hermana Lupita y su Hermano Miguel se ivan a ir a casar a Las Vegas y como ella queria ir pero no iva poder. Tambien me pregunto que yo cuando me iba casar con su Primo Miguel, le conteste que tal ves pronto. Me dijo "You're so pretty and you are going to be my cousin soon". Ahora soy su prima tambien y sieto un profundo dolor en el corazon porque se nos fue esa chiquita con esa energia tan linda que nos transmitia. Familia Magdaleno, les amo mucho a cada uno de ustedes que he tenido la oportunidad de conocer. Quiero que sepan que estoy a su dispocision para lo que necesiten. Que Diosito me los bendiga y les de la fuersa necesaria para superar ese dolor tan grande. Recuerden una cosa Aida regreso a casa de Nuestro Padre Celestial y que mejor lugar que ese. Nosotros la recodaremos y le extranaremos siempre, como el angel trabieso y alegre que fue aqui en la tierra. Me compromento a contarle a mi sobrinito "Gerber" todo lo lindo que fue su tia y lo mucho que lo quiso. Gabby, me comprometo a ayudarte a cumplir el sueno de tu Hermanita cuando tu estes lista. Les quiero mucho Familia Magdaleno!! Thu, 18 Sep 2008 12:24:13 -0700 Troy Fields on September 18, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c2816 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c2816 I am so touched by all that is happen Im so sad that we have to lose the ones we love. It feels so hard to go on but then you think about GOD and how he works and everything start's to shine up I pray for your famliy may god bless you through what as happen I have faith that everything will be ok for you. You will smile again Aida, would want that, She made it to a way better place than here and we should be happy for her and hope to see her soon. Thu, 18 Sep 2008 11:44:49 -0700 Natalie on September 17, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c2700 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c2700 Gabby Im sooo sorry for your loss. I too saw you on T.v that night and I hoped and prayed that Aida would be okay. When I found out the next day I couldnt help but cry. Im so sorry. Im going to pray for you and your family. I used to always ride the metrolink and they were a big family to me, and so I was deeply affected by this accident and I wish there had been a different outcome for all that died. aida seemed like a beautiful person and Im sure she is looking down on you guys from heaven. R.I.P Aida!!! Wed, 17 Sep 2008 05:42:14 -0700 Alicia Magdaleno on September 17, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c2683 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c2683 Juvenal,Leticia,Juan,Miguel & Gabby. Hola its your prima Alicia from Pauma Your Tio Luis and Tia Licha daughter. We are so sorry for your loss. I just wanted you guys to know that we are here for you that's what family is for. Miguel I am so sorry primo I love you and Hang in there and the family to. If you need to talk to someone you know who to call. We Love you prima Aida. Just keep in mind that she is an angel now that will be looking over all of us from up above. love the familia Magdaleno Wed, 17 Sep 2008 04:09:05 -0700 Veloz Family on September 17, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c2627 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c2627 Our deepest simpathy for the Magdaleno Family, our prayers are with you. Will you be posting info on her wake and funeral. Wed, 17 Sep 2008 12:19:48 -0700 Claudia on September 17, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c2587 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c2587 To the Magdaleno family, my deepest sympathy and prayers. From what I've been reading, she must have been an awesome friend and sister. Only God knows why these things happen. Feel priviliged and honored to know that she will serve as an inspiration to the hispanic community. She was pursuing her dreams and that is what we all must do. God Bless you all and know that Jesus loves you and he takes care of us. Know and believe in your heart that you will see her again. Just as we will see Jesus one day, Aida is God's hands now. Life is a dream and heaven is a reality. God bless you! Wed, 17 Sep 2008 10:15:09 -0700 Dawn Beatty on September 17, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c2566 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c2566 Gabby I'm so sorry for your family's lost. I remember watching you on TV Friday night waiting for your sister - she was coming home for her nephew's baptism. I was shocked on Sunday when I saw Aida's picture on TV saying she was one of the ones that died. I was on that train on Friday - I got on at Union Station. Your sister was already there - as I sat across from her she picked up an item that I had dropped on the floor and gave it to me. I remember saying "thank you" to her and noticing her jet black hair and how pretty she was. I got off the train in Burbank and we exchanged smiles - she was a very beautiful young lady. I'm sending up tons of prayers for you and your family!! May God watch over and Bless you all. Dawn B. Wed, 17 Sep 2008 09:12:44 -0700 Victor Vazquez on September 16, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c2422 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c2422 Dear Gabby, I'm a college student at UCI; first Generation Mexican-American. I promise to live for Aida as well. My parents are having a really hard time right now, as they have had their whole life. They just lost our house and are now living with my aunt, my other aunt lost her house as well. And my dad and brother lost their jobs- its a really depressing economy right now... I just came back home, from a long stressful day. And I sat down next to my window and looked at the news online and found this. It inspired me to tears. I cried for you, and your sister because it saddened me that someone who is so INSPIRED with goodness and HOPE can fall victim to something like this. But in that wreckage dear Gabby, she has inspired me as well. Inspired me to continue this dream, this strong passionate and vital dream we carry on our backs to help ourselves and our parents, and those around us. To continue to live for others. im still crying. And I promise to Aida and you, and your family, and all the first generation strugglers, movers and shakers of our sad economy- that I will continue my struggle to become something effective - to one day buy a house for my parents- and see them away from struggle. because they have struggled so much for us. I feel related to you- to your sister, and as much as your story breaks hearts, I wanted to let you know, that it INSPIRES tenfold. Aida has inspired me. I will live alongside her, and help her achieve these dreams she has for your parents, the parents that struggle to give their children a hopeful future. I wanted to let you know that- Im sure she was a gorgeous and beautiful person, because that kind of person in this world effects people miles and miles away even after leaving this earth. She will live on in my dreams. My heart is with you. Victor Vazquez. Tue, 16 Sep 2008 07:18:08 -0700 Susan on September 16, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c2394 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c2394 What a beautiful spirit and beautiful face. Your light shines on. I have to believe you are in a better place. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, family and friends, in this time of unspeakable anguish. May you find peace and strength. Tue, 16 Sep 2008 05:58:49 -0700 Dee on September 16, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c2370 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c2370 I am touch by this girl's story. I would love to donate for any funeral arrangements. Please contact me at dsunte@okiedo.com Tue, 16 Sep 2008 05:18:28 -0700 Cindy on September 16, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c2357 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c2357 Aida was my best friend's room mate last year. I had the honor of meeting her once. She had such a wonderful presence and a loving and peaceful aura to her. I know that she will be greatly missed, but never forgoten. My thoughts and prayers are with her friends and family. Tue, 16 Sep 2008 04:35:35 -0700 Eric on September 16, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c2344 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/aida-magdaleno/#c2344 To Aida's family; sorry for your loss...time heals. Rest in Peace Aida. Tue, 16 Sep 2008 04:15:58 -0700