Hundreds Celebrate Teen's Life

Alex Capozza's parents are dealing with his death "one breath at a time"

By Michelle Wayland
|  Sunday, Mar 7, 2010  |  Updated 10:31 AM PDT
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Hundreds Celebrate Teen's Life

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In Carmel Valley, hundreds celebrated the life of a Torrey Pines high school student who died in a tragic accident last fall.

  Alex Capozza was riding in a car that rolled over in Rancho Santa Fe in October.
 
Saturday night’s party also benefited the Jenna Druck Foundation, a local non-profit that helps families who have lost a loved one.
 
"It's different everyday, right now I'm okay, but tomorrow it could be different," Alex’s mother Vivian Capozza said. “Nobody really can really wrap their head around a loss like this unless you have gone through it yourself. I mean, you can only imagine, but when you’re going through it, it’s horrible.”
 
Alex's parents say they're doing better and the foundation has helped the family heal.
 
"We're doing this one breath at a time still, I have a feeling that it's going to be that way for a long time," Alex’s father Mike Capozza said. 
 
The teenage driver, who'd been drinking, was sentenced to 547 days at a juvenile detention camp.

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