Grieving Parents Embark On Daughter's Bucket List

by
Lauren Burgoon
Kristina Chesterman's life was cut short, but her parents -- and strangers -- make sure her wishes are fulfilled.

When their vibrant 21-year-old daughter Kristina Chesterman was killed by an alleged drunk driver, Sandra and David Chesterman were lost. But even in death, their thoughtful daughter is helping them find new purpose.

Sandra came across a bucket list Kristina wrote and stashed in a makeup bag. Now the Chestermans are embarking on trips to fulfill Kristina's greatest traveling desires.

"Because she didn't get to do this, we wanted to complete it for her," David told CBS.

Kristina, an aspiring nurse, had big travel plans. She wanted to see the Great Barrier Reef, Mount Kilimanjaro and Bora Bora. She also wanted to do things like break up a fight between guys quarreling over her, run through a poppy field and, fittingly, save someone's life. 

"She did that, many times over. By donating her organs, she saved lives," Sandra told CBS.

One by one, the Chestermans are living Kristina's adventures for her. And now, CBS reports, even strangers are joining in, getting ideas from the bucket list posted at Kristina's memorial Facebook page

One user posted: "My husband is taking me to Bora Bora in January for my 40th birthday which is next August. I will remember to celebrate your daughters life while I'm there too!!!"