Help Star and Michael After Ocean's Death
On July 6, 2021, Ocean, our 23-month-old daughter, was killed in a car crash. Ocean's father, Michael, was injured and taken to the hospital. They were hit by one of the cars which mounted the sidewalk; Ocean died instantly from the collision. They were both just pedestrians on the sidewalk.
Our Ocean was curious, sweet, loving and full of energy. She always had a smile, and she loved to get into things. She loved pulling books off our shelves. Eventually, Ocean brought books to us. She wanted to read; we could see that. It was an exciting time! Ocean was now becoming a toddler.
We are devastated by the loss of our daughter, Ocean. We can never get Ocean back! We miss her so much.
It isn't easy waking up without a little one. Ocean helped us recover from some of our past. Ocean opened our world up. We were parents. It was a new, exciting, trying, and adventurous time in our lives.
While going through ICBC's claim process, we found ICBC's regulations value Ocean life less than a car's repair. We received $14,918 each as parents (roughly $29K total) for our daughter's death according to the "Enhanced Accident Benefits Regulation -- Entitlement of child and parent of deceased." (https://www.bclaws.gov.bc.ca/civix/document/id/complete/statreg/59_2021#section49) However, a car owner can receive up to $200,000 for their car repairs. (https://www.icbc.com/claims/crash-responsibility-fault/Pages/if-you-are-not-responsible.aspx) This is extremely harsh to reality to stomach: a car, which is what killed our daughter, can be worth more than her life.
Donations to our Go Fund Me will help us with expenses, getting a place outside the city and additional health costs. Our primary goal is to find a location outside the city with less vehicle chaos. We want an area with fewer cars to raise our expected child with less worry.
We cannot bring Ocean back. We are trying to move forward and live vicariously through the doors Ocean opened us to as her parents.
The story was updated on 13 July 2022 to correct grammar, duplicate statements, and use more straightforward English.
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