A little over 3 years ago my dad was hit by a drunk driver and almost killed. I am so grateful that he is still here however my families lives have been turned upside down. As a result of the accident my dad has a limp and can’t do a lot of the things that he used to, he also has a brain injury because of this.
There are a lot of lessons I can share about this. ( In order for the 1st to make sense I need to explain more) My dad was riding his motorcycle and the man that hit him was driving a 1 ton Dodge truck. the first lesson is no matter what wear a helmet, if my dad was not wearing his he would be dead right now.
A second lesson – savor every moment you have with the people you love, in a split second they could be gone. When the accident happened I was about ten years old, then about a year later when my dad was recovering and able to walk a little I had a church father daughter activity and I was so glad that I was going to get to go. Then on the day of the activity he was in too much pain to go so I went alone, I can not put into words how much it hurt to go and see all of the other girls there with their dads but I was all alone.
I also have a little sister who just had her 7th birthday right before the accident. Imagine being woke up before the sun was up to be told that your dad is being life flighted to the nearest hospital, then getting there and not being able to see him because he’s in the ICU.I know that you have heard it time and time again but please, don’t drink and drive you could not only lose your life but it could be your best friends family or your own parents just think what it would be like to be in my place.
Salt Lake City, Utah