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 January 26, 2020.
The musician was the host on the one-year anniversary of the tragic accident Concert for Christina: A musical homage to 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 telling Christina, “Well, I have a show and she felt good so I don’t want her to go because she’s going to perform these 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.”