Tanna Wright is pictured with Adrian Mora (L) and Jovan Mora (R) at the Wright’s home in Winona Lake. Wright will run in the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon May 3 in Indianapolis in memory of Lisa Mora. Photo by Daniel Riordan, Times-Union
Winona Lake Woman To Run Mini-Marathon In Honor Of Lisa Mora
Times-Union Staff Writer
When Tanna Wright runs, she never does so alone.
When she runs, she prays to God.
When she runs, she remembers a friend gone too soon.
Wright and Lisa Mora’s friendship began as many friendships do – through their children.
Wright’s oldest son, Noah, and Mora’s oldest son, Jovan, both now 8, became friends at Warsaw Christian School.
Mickelson, Wright’s second child, and Adrian, Mora’s youngest, also are friends.
The two women also forged a bond through their community Bible study at Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church.
Wright said Mora was quiet and very private, but open about her love for her two children.
“She was a dedicated, devoted and loving mother,” said Wright, recalling Mora also had Adrian “on her hip”.
Wright and Mora spent a lot of time together. Watching their children play sports, going to movies and even doing pottery together.
Over time the women formed a close bond.
Wright is admittedly outgoing and said she “wore down” the more reserved and quiet Mora into being friends with her.
Everything changed May 23, 2007, when Mora’s life was cut short at the age of 32. Her husband, Omar Mora is being sought in her death but hasn’t been seen since that day.