About three years ago, my sister and I were involved in a serious car wreck. We were on our way home from Calallen, which is just outside of Corpus Christi; we would have dance practice with this lady from there, but she wasn’t home that day. On our way home, we came to a four way stop, my sister turned when she didn’t have the right of way and a truck rammed straight into her side and pushed her on top of me. The truck pushed us all the way off the road into a small ditch. I had to be taken by halo flight to the hospital because my heart wasn’t beating. They had to use the “jaws of life” to get my sister out of the car. Her pelvic bone had been shattered and she also broke a few bones in her left arm and ankle. Both sides of my jaw were broken, My spleen was ruptured, and a blood vessel on the right side of my head popped causing the whole left side of my body to go numb. I was in a coma for about 2 weeks, and my sister was in one for about 1 week. While in the hospital, my heart stopped beating two different times. My sister and I shouldn’t be alive; it’s a miracle that we are, and I thank God that we are every day. Not everybody gets away with “careless” driving like we did, and that’s a lot of the reason why I chose to get involved with this organization. I really believe that if enough people, especially teens, know about the dangers of driving recklessly they’ll start to drive safer.
– MG (San Antonio, TX)