Matt Mauser is grateful for everything he has a year after his wife Christina Mauser died in a helicopter crash Gianna and Kobe Bryant on Jan. 26, 2020.
On the one-year anniversary of the tragic accident, the musician organized a concert for Christina: A musical homage for the benefit of the Christina Mauser Foundation. With the help of a band, Matt sang some of her favorite songs, including “Lovely Day” by Bill Withers.
He also played a song with her daughter penny, 12, which he said almost got on the plane that fateful day.
Share the heartbreaking story, Matt explained that he had booked a concert for January 26th and asked Christina if Penny could skip the basketball tournament she was supposed to be in to perform with him instead. He remembered saying to Christina, “Well, I have a show and she felt good so I don’t want her to go because she’s going to play this song.”
“We never looked back,” he continued. “We don’t think about whether or not fate had a different direction for us. We just stick with what we know.”