I would like to sound a warning to all out there this yuletide season. If you drink, please dont drive!! The story I'm about to share is one of those stories that I wish were an urban legend. It is so true and so heartbreaking.
This young lady was shown on Oprah's Show and what a loving, forgiving young woman she is! An amazing story of what she has suffered and will bear for the rest of her life.
Jacqueline Saburido was 20 years old when the car she was riding in was hit by a drunk driver.
Pic 1: Jacqueline Saburido before the accident.
Pic 2: Jacqueline and her father before the accident.
Pic 3: The car in which Jacqueline traveled. She was hit by another car that was driven by a 17-year old male student on his way home after drinking a couple of hard packs with his friends. This was in December 1999.
Pic 4: With Friends before the accidentPic 5: With her father during treatment in 2000. Without a left eyelid, Jacqueline needs eye drops to keep her vision.
Pic 6: Jacqueline was caught in the burning car and her body was heavily burnt during around 45 seconds. After the accident Jacqueline has needed over 40 operations.
Not everyone who gets hit by a car dies. How True!! Some like Jacqueline will live in pain and sufferring for the rest of their lives. This picture was taken 4 years after the accident and the doctors are still working on Jacqueline, whose body was covered with 60% severe burnings. Now 24 year old, the driver of the other car cannot forgive himself for driving drunk on that night seven years ago. He's aware of devastating Jacqueline Saburidos life.
Please drive safely not only at this Yuletide Season but at all times!!!