Extraordinary couple who lost three daughters

(27 Posts)
SaintVera Sat 24-Nov-12 22:24:19

I found this inspirational and desperately sad

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SaintVera Sat 24-Nov-12 22:25:12

I think I linked it to page 2 so go back to see the beginning of the article

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CointreauVersial Sat 24-Nov-12 22:28:53

Oh my goodness, I'd just want to crawl into a hole and die.

But I guess we never really know how we'd handle such a tragedy until it happens to us.

BluelightsAndSirens Sat 24-Nov-12 22:35:02

I have 3 girls, life can be a roller coaster of laughter, tears and stress.

Thinking about losing them all togeather reminds me to tell them I love them all in the morning.

YoullScreamAboutItOneDay Sat 24-Nov-12 22:42:39

That is so horrific I can't process it. Makes you want to never let your children travel in the same car/plane/train. That poor, poor family.

LynetteScavo Sat 24-Nov-12 22:49:07

I knew after DC1 was born, if he ever died, I would never get out of bed again. (

She must be such a strong woman.

And someone is actually thinking of suing her husband? shock

SweetMingePie Sat 24-Nov-12 22:50:57

Such a sad story. How do you function after that?

I was horrified to read at the end about the dad being taken to court just because he owned the car thy was being driven. Why would you do that?

Ponders Sat 24-Nov-12 22:57:34

ambulance chasers, probably sad angry

the story made me weep. how do you go on after something like that?

but it was published July 2011 & she said the baby was due in the fall...this says they had a little girl last November

I do hope they are all well & finding life a bit easier now

peeriebear Sat 24-Nov-12 23:12:48

It also says in that second blog that it was the driver's husband suing?! I hope it came to nothing.

LynetteScavo Sat 24-Nov-12 23:15:27

Bloody hell. Just read that link.

I have cannot even imagine what that poor family have experienced. shock sad

steppemum Sat 24-Nov-12 23:25:33

youllscream - my mum once took all the grandkids on her car somewhere. When she came home, she said she was never doing that again. She felt the weight of the responsibility of having all of them in the car at once sad

Whenever I see stories like this (there are quite a few where ex partners have killed the kids too) I just can't imagine what you do and where you begin sad

RandallPinkFloyd Sat 24-Nov-12 23:41:25

A very close family member of mine lost 2 children.

They drowned on the bath, the boiler was leaking but not enough to affect an adult.

When she walked into the bathroom she found they'd silently slipped under the water whilst she chatted on the phone.

It was 40 years ago now but to this day I don't know how she puts one foot in front of the other.

SweetMingePie Sun 25-Nov-12 08:24:37

I didn't read that bit about the BIL suing. That is fucking disgusting.

Randall, that is so sad.

LynetteScavo Sun 25-Nov-12 09:08:30

The BIL (who was suing) lost his wife and child in the crash. sad

mamalovesmojitos Sun 25-Nov-12 09:21:11

I cannot believe the way this couple have been treated after the crash! Unbelievable! And that their daughter's last words were used to title a film they didn't want to be made. Never mind the threat of legal action against husband shock The anger would consume me. Those poor, poor people.

SweetMingePie Sun 25-Nov-12 09:24:13

I know Lynette. It's almost as if he is looking for someone else to blame. But how can you blame someone else?

The documentary that was made doesn't sound much different either tbh.

Poor smilies, torn apart by this.

FrankincenseWippery Sun 25-Nov-12 09:36:43

How sad. It's not the BiL suing, rather relatives of two of the people in the SUV. Awful awful thing to happen.

SweetMingePie Sun 25-Nov-12 09:53:54

Thanks for clearing that up Frank. Still don't make it any better. I could understand if the car had had some mechanical fault that the owner knew about/should have sorted, but this was pure human error.

Have been thinking about this all night.

timeforachangebaby Sun 25-Nov-12 10:00:19

I couldn't read this, my heart breaks.

FrankincenseWippery Sun 25-Nov-12 10:06:26

Oh goodness me, no it doesn't make it any better. It makes me so sad. No amount of money can bring a person back. I'm not sure what people cam gain from suing somebody over this tragedy.

timeforachangebaby Sun 25-Nov-12 10:16:53

OK I have read it now, as someone who got pregnant in the face of terrible circumstances, I can say, it brings a whole mix of emotions, I felt for months I had been invaded by an alien, but I couldn't verbalise how I felt because everyone expected me to be thrilled (baby was planned).

How incredibly strong they are, I'd have curled up in a darkened room and never come out, I wish I had even a 10th of their strength.

Everlong Sun 25-Nov-12 12:55:34

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YoullScreamAboutItOneDay Sun 25-Nov-12 14:17:10

It's DM, but this article implies they are both suing.

On the other driver suing, I can kind of understand it might possibly be a legal technicality thing. You would expect a significant payment from the car's insurers in that sort of situation I should think. If they were refusing to pay, it would be the owner you bring the claim against rather than the insurer. The insurer deals with the case, etc, but the suit is still against the named owner. If that's the case, well the other poor family lost family members too.... The BIL I really can't understand though.

SweetMingePie Sun 25-Nov-12 14:37:55

According to the DM, it is the BIL suing for the ownership of the car.

Really is mind boggling you'd even think to do that!

LeeCoakley Sun 25-Nov-12 14:43:10

Everlong, that's who I thought of when I opened this thread. sad
His last remaining child survived in hospital for a few days then died. What a final cruel blow. How he gets through each day you can't comprehend.

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