Posts filed under: Victim Stories

On August 14, 1997, I was able to witness the birth of my nephew, Damion Michael Henderson. For the next 16 years, 6 months and 23 days, I watched him grow from an infant into a young man. He was...
When one of my family members calls someone a “Cole,” it means something special. It’s family shorthand for calling someone Compassionate, Obedient to God, Loving and Enthusiastic toward life – all such core personality traits of my handsome son Cole,...
Valentine’s Day Without a Valentine Fernando Aguirre was on his way home to his wife, Dr. Robin Aguirre to celebrate Valentine’s Day with her when everything went horribly wrong. Trust Misplaced Long ago, after becoming a citizen of the United...
Seven Years Ago Feels Like Yesterday What were you doing on December 9th? While many of us were caught up in the hustle of the holiday season, Melissa McNeill was remembering a crash that 7 years ago snuffed out the...
Thirteen Minutes Changed So Much The crash put her in a coma for a month. When she woke up, her entire life was different. Krystal Foster got off work at the normal time: 10:30 PM. She was happy she didn’t have...
Her small shoes are here with me. Size one and a half, white with embroidered flowers and small red hearts across the top of the toe. Long gone is the little pink metal flake bicycle with handlebar streamers, the yellow...
Day on the beach – Done A quick trip to Waldbaum’s Shop – Wrapped up Nails – Awesome looking! Devastate and destroy the life of a complete stranger because of the choices one makes – Irreversible That’s how Cathy Dubas...
The Story Alexis McKinney was counting the days until her 16th birthday. She had so much to look forward to: the birthday party that her parents were planning to celebrate with friends and family, starting her first job, applying for...
Twin siblings have an inexplicable bond that is special in many ways. From sharing birth to life milestones their unique relationship forms as they grow up. For Ryan and Brandon Lucero, identical 16-month-old twins, this bond was cut short when...
Remember 13 years of age? Everything seems possible, spread before you like a buffet, simply waiting for you to start making those “adult” decisions that will alter the rest of your life.  That’s the precipice Christopher Croley perched — not...