Trey Greenwood is organizing this fundraiser on behalf of Karen DiPiazza.
My name is Trey Greenwood, and I am from Chandler, AZ. My storm chasing partner, Corbin Lee Jaeger, only 25 years old, was way too young to have his life taken from him on March 28, 2017 in Texas. He was loved, admired, and adored by so many people, and all of us are devastated with this senseless loss of life. Sadly, Corbin was driving along and, unbeknownst to him, his life would be over in the blink of an eye, due to the fact that another driver blew through a stop sign, traveling at about 60 mph, crashing into Corbin’s jeep. We are starting this GoFundMe page to help with the cost of retrieving his body and personal belongings from Texas, assuring a memorial service to celebrate and honor his life, and, perhaps, starting a foundation promoting chasing safety and education in his name. Whatever you are able to donate, however small, is greatly appreciated. Corbin's mother, Karen DiPiazza, will be withdrawing the funds as needed to cover these expenses. Corbin’s primary goal in storm chasing was acting as a spotter who would notify the National Weather Service with critical weather information in a timely manner so that lives could be saved. For example, Corbin was a certified ham radio operator and called in reports of multiple damaging tornadoes during his trip to the Plains in 2016. Corbin was the only child of his mother, Karen, and is survived by his step-father Sam, his four step-siblings, and hundreds of friends and fellow storm chasers who shared his deep passion for life and weather.