Jacob Hansley and Kelsey Mcgrady
by alyssa thompson
It was spring break 2010. Three of my friends and I decided we were going to take a road trip to Chicago to visit my god daughter and one of our closest friends. We were about an hour away from Kansas and on our third case of beer when we pulled into a gas station. After we all handled our business we got back in the car and we were on our way. We stopped at a red light when we were about to pull on the highway. we looked around and didn’t see any cops and decided we were going to run the light. Being drunk we all thought it was funny until a car came around the corner and smashed into the passenger’s side of the car. The car flipped over and went off the side of the road. Luckily the car wasn’t going that fast. We never made it to Chicago. my best friend lost her unborn child.
The other car lost there three year old son.
I went to the funeral a couple of weeks later and paid my respect’s the family. They told me they were glad that I came. I didn’t understand what they meant by that until they sat me down and told me what had been going on. Their son had tumor in his heart and was slowly dying a little more every day. Although our actions were careless, we put their son Jacob out of misery. He wouldn’t ever have the chance to live a happy, healthy, normal life. Although they grieved for the loss of their son they knew they would see him again
this incident cost not only a family alot of pain but also one of my closest friends we were all being dumb and stupid but we learned our lesson. i still keep in touch with the family and go with them once a year to pay my respects to Jacob. he would have been six now and is truly missed.