My best friends family

This weekend my best friend, her mom, her grandpa and I went to Oregon because every year Deziraes family does a family road trip. Our trip was supposed to last 3 days but we decided to come home early. All I remember is falling asleep in Mount Shasta, waking up and hearing Deziraes mom and dezirae screaming as we’re going off the high way Down Hill then crashing. I woke up covered in blood and saw dezirae on the floor of the car (we were sleeping in the back seats) before i was even able to understand what was going on there were already people there waiting to help us. I was the only one conscious and remember seeing her mom and grandpa in the front, I thought they would be okay but I knew I had to get dezirae out. I grabbed dezirae off the floor and two other men helped me get her out of the car because the doors were all completely jammed shut. All I remember before getting into the ambulance was talking to dezirae, manking sure she was conscious and all she was telling me was to go check on her mom. As I was being walked to the ambulance the last I saw of her mom was when the fire fighters were sawing open the doors. I’ve never been more concerned or scared in my life.  Dezirae and I were taken to St. Elizabeth’s hospital and her mom and grandpa were taken to a hospital in Chico. I was able to get away with some bruises, scratches, and a few stitches on my head but my best friend lost so much more. Annette was my second mom, she was one of the kindest, most charismatic women I’ve ever met. The police later told us that Deziraes grandpa had a heart attack at the wheel. 
No child should ever have to go through not only the loss of her mom but the loss of her grandpa too. The loss their family has experienced will never be filled but I’m going to do everything in my power to be there for them and help in any way I can too. The funeral expenses, medical expenses and future bills will definitely be a lot so if you’re able to just help with anything, anything helps. Thank you so much and never take your life for granted. I know I never will ever again.

Organizer and beneficiary

Chloe Wood
Oakley, CA
Thomas Webster

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