Germanwings Plane Crash: Mexican Victim Daniela Ayón 'Predicted' Her Death

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A picture from Daniela's Facebook pages shows her in New York performing two of what she say as life's pleasures: yoga and travel. Facebook/ Daniela Ayon

Daniela Ayón, of Tampico, Tamaulipas, México, was a victim in the Germanwings airplane crash that killed 150 people yesterday in the melancholy majesty of the French Alps. Some depictions and descriptions of the victims have been called voyeurism when spearheaded by the media. But Daniela Ayón’s mother, Gladys Razo wants the world to know about her daughter, not just as as 1 out of 150 unlucky souls, but who she was and how she lived.

“I’m going to die young, mom, that’s why I want to leave my footprint before I take the next step, and I want people the people who knew me to know me and say good things about me,” Ayón reportedly told her mother, according to an interview Razo gave to Excelsior.

"I still can't believe that my daughter is dead," she told El Universal, according to NBC.  "I am going to remember her like my radiant sun of every morning, like she used to say of me."

Daniela Ayón was a  globetrotter. At one point Ayón worked for Nestlé in Spain, but left to study in Australia, according to her mother. Her dream was to become a yoga teacher, and she’d already taken classes, and posted various wellness videos on YouTube. Her Germanwings flight was a leg in a journey that celebrated her 36th birthday.

“I’m really happy because I say my ex-boss from Nestlé. I’m totally content,” said Ayón in a message to her mother, shared with Excelsior. It’s the last thing she heard from her before the accident.

Mourning friends left dozens of kind messages on Facebook for Ayón, many from the countries where she had lived and traveled. The outpour of love and support seemed to help Razo in what must be a very tough time.

“Wherever she went there were people that loved her. I don’t know how she did it,” Razo told Excelsior. 


German Airbus operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings A French gendarme helicopter flies over the moutainside crash site of an Airbus A320, near Seyne-les-Alpes, March 25, 2015. French investigators will sift through wreckage on Wednesday for clues into why a German Airbus operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline plowed into an Alpine mountainside, killing all 150 people on board including 16 schoolchildren returning from an exchange trip to Spain. REUTERS/Emmanuel

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