Remember to not drive if you are drunk. Drink and drive is the worst combination ever. If you do that you are going to make someone cry. Read this heartbreaking story of what a person’s irresponsible action had a huge devastating impact on the other family.
Jennifer Neville-Lake lost her three young children Daniel, 9, Harry, 5, and Milly, 2, after losing them in a drunk driving accident. The mother had sent them to their grandmother’s place not knowing that this would be the last time she would get to see her little angels.
Marco Muzzo the drunk driver was reportedly coming back from a bachelor’s party in Miami and was in a blood alcohol level over twice the legal limit who ran a stop sign and the unfortunate incident took place.
Even though the culprit had been found guilty and sentenced to 10 years in prison, the mother’s pain of losing all her children due to another person’s fault cannot be lessened or taken away.
Jennifer has been doing campaigns to spread awareness against drunk driving who have been showered with support and love from people. She posted a heart wrenching picture of her children’s lunch bags resting on top of their gravestones in the cemetery. People have expressed various emotions and users in social media have shown tremendous love and support.
On Facebook a heartbreaking post the mother wrote which was: “Grade 8. Grade 4. Grade 2. Or rather, should be!
These were their lunch bags for their 2015 school year. Milly’s was designed by her Kuya’s-they worked together to make it for her whilst she sat on my lap and tried to grab her Kuya Harry’s hair. His hair was long and she liked to pull it because he would squeal. The boys took their lunch bags to school and Milly took hers to her music class and when she would spend Fridays with my dad.
Our family’s first day of school because of a drunk driver.”
Grade 8. Grade 4. Grade 2. Or rather, should be! These were their lunch bags for their 2015 school year. Milly's was…Posted by Jennifer Neville-Lake on Tuesday, 3 September 2019
This horrible tragedy has not only left the couple in pain but also an emptiness in their lives forever. In spite of such terrible times Jennifer has expressed tremendous strength by trying to spread awareness about drunk driving to make sure no other parents experience such a tragedy and each person acts responsibly every time.
Jennifer explained that when she read it to a friend, her friend expressed how she will never grumble about silly things or homework instead will always be grateful for each moment. She knew a mother would definitely understand what the pain is of losing a child.
In Jennifer’s words, “Your choices become actions that have consequences….I will never, ever get to watch, participate in and with, enjoy, celebrate, cry with, learn with, grow with, be with any of my children again because of another adult’s decision to drive drunk.”
She also mentioned that she still can’t imagine she has lost all her three children and felt there is no meaning left in their lives anymore.
Jennifer recalled the day when she tried calling her children’s phones since it was extremely late and panicked when the calls went unanswered. She had then got the terrifying call that there was an accident that involved three kids and seeing the news she recognized the van.
Neriza Neville, Jennifer’s mom, was the only sole survivor. She recollected asking the doctors in disbelief repeatedly asking whether all of her children were gone.
There is nothing that can lessen this couple’s sorrow. We hope no parent ever loses their kids. May God provide peace, comfort and love over this dear family and all who knew and adored these precious children