Danny Lovato, husband of retired, long-term UNM Law School Administrator Peggy Lovato, was critically injured in an accident recently when the hot-air balloon he was riding in struck power lines.

Danny suffered an electrical shock and severe burns on his chest, face and both arms, requiring full amputation of his left arm. He is scheduled for further surgeries. Recently, the Lovato family has suffered additional family tragedies and Danny currently remains in critical condition in the hospital’s intensive care burn unit.


To make a donation, please indicate “Daniel Lovato Donation Fund” and visit or mail to any US Bank Branch in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho or any other location. The branch closest to UNM is the US Bank Nob Hill branch located near the corner of Central Ave. and Girard, at 3000 Central Ave. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106.