After leaving a joyous occasion on April 26th, the Deshommes family entered their car not knowing their world would take a drastic turn. Their oldest daughter, Stephanie (33), was in the driver's seat, behind her were her little sisters, Benedicte (18), to the right of her was Julie (16), and to the right of her was their mother Esther, in the passenger seat was their father Jean-Mick. While leaving the wedding in Stephanie’s Toyota Corolla, they were struck by a DRUNK DRIVER, driving a Lincoln Aviator. The intoxicated driver has a long history of DUI’s, TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS, and was also DRIVING with a SUSPENDED LICENSE as well as DRIVING WITH NO VALID INSURANCE!
Out of respect for the family, in depth details of the injuries sustained will not be provided. However what we will mention, is that as of now, our beloved Stephanie remains in the hospital in critical condition. She is in a medically induced coma, fighting for her life. She sustained significant injuries, which are and will continue to be life altering.
Julie, is left with a dislocated upper jaw that required surgery, as well as cheek and nasal fractures... Bene, nearly losing her left eye, had to undergo a periorbital surgery in order to save her vision while also fracturing her fingers in her left hand that will require therapy. The severity of the injuries sustained has been life threatening and will continue to be a detriment to each individual involved.
This family has overcome many obstacles, like coming here to the United States and building a foundation for themselves. Stephanie is the glue, the matriarch, that has kept this family together. She had just started her career as a CPA less than a year ago, she dedicated her life to her family and to her faith… Her Faith is what got her here, and her Faith is what will pull her through this. Benedicte, unfortunately, was only here for the weekend to partake in her cousins wedding, she was to go back to University of Florida early the following morning, to complete her Junior year. Julie is a Senior, graduating with dual enrollment from Florida Atlantic University High School and Florida Atlantic University, on her way to Graduate School at the age of 16.
These young ladies had their whole lives ahead of them, but one person decided to alter the course of their lives.
The devastation of the accident has left the family with tumultuous financial burden, as well as future pain and suffering that each individual will have to endure, which will require additional treatment. The Deshommes family, as well as their extended family, would like to say Thank You, Thank You for your continuous prayers throughout this difficult time. Due to the negligence of the DRUNK Driver, operating a vehicle WITH NO INSURANCE, we are now asking you all to be relentlessly generous and relentlessly compassionate with your donations, every bit counts.