Janakae Sargent, Texas, 11/4/06

by Brandi
(Colorado Springs, CO)

Janakae was one of my best friends. She was killed by a drunk driver who ran a red light. She was a designated driver that night for her friends and had just dropped off 2 of them. She was on her way back to the party to pick up more friends who needed rides. The drunk driver was 3X the legal limit. The drunk driver died on impact, as she was driving over 100 mph(in a 35). My friend Janakae was badly injured and spent 4 days unconsious in the hospital before they took her off life support and donated her salvageable organs to save other lives. Janakae suffered a broken lower spine, brain injury/swelling, broken neck, broken ribs, lacerated liver (from rib), broken leg, and multiple cuts/bruises. Her cell phone was smashed in the accident and her mother was unable to get my contact information until new years eve. I did not get closure, did not get to say goodbye, did not get to pay respects at the funeral. Janakae was in her freshman year of college at Texas Tech with her older brother. We met at a modeling school, she had a very bright future ahead. She was burried with a ring placed on her left hand by a freind who got out of his military orders to come back for her burrial. She is greatly missed by all.

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Sep 19, 2012
Essay on Irresponsible Drinking
by: Shauna Jarrell

First, I'm very sorry for your loss, I know what it's like to lose a close friend, it's not easy to get over. I hope you don't mind, but I chose to write my college essay on bringing awareness to irresponsible drinking and I'd like to use your story as one of the examples of how much damage irresponsible drinking can cause. Please e-mail me at shay.jarrell@yahoo.com and let me know if I have your permission.

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