2009. It seemed like a normal high school homecoming. The football game, dance, and of course, the ‘after-party.’ A couple years before, a family had lost their son to suicide. This time it was different.
Chris, his cousin and a friend had been involved that night. Chris had not been drinking. They had nowhere to stay that night and knew that Chris’s cousin lived no more than 30 miles away. They didn’t think it would be that bad of a drive. Turns out they were wrong…
11:47 p.m. Friday night, everything seemed like a good time. Chris’s cousin was driving, friend in the passanger seat and Chris in the back.
6:04 a.m., Chris, his cousin and friend were found on the side of the road. Chris with no left arm, cousin lifeless and friend bawling.
No one still knows exactly what went on that night but everyone’s life was impacted. Chris layed on the road for at least 8 hours with no left arm next to his life-less cousin. That was the second cousin he’d lost from that family. I still talk to him to this day, he’s doing great, and is in the process of getting an arm. No one knew how lucky he would get.
Please don’t drive drunk, you never know who’s life it may effect. Chris’s whole family was involved that night. It hurts, and no one should be killed or hurt for their innocence.