Can you imagine the pain of losing your own daughter, some as young as 6 years old, just because of the actions of one stupid drunk driver? I could not, for the life of me, think of how hard it would be to bear that kind of pain.
Now, what if I tell you the drunk behind the wheel was the child’s mother?
In this video uploaded by Rick Ellis, he shares the story of how his daughter died because of the irresponsible actions of her own mother. The headstone on their graves shows their smiling faces yet the reality of the date they both perished is all too real.
While visiting the grave, Rick encouraged people to stop drinking alcohol and to find help if they are addicted – before something as heartbreaking as what he experienced will happen to them.
According to Rick, his ex-wife had a row with her abusive boyfriend who had caused her to turn to drinking to “solve” her problems.
While trying to drive home with her daughter, she was already drunk yet she was determined to go. Along the way, they met an accident which quickly took the life of little Lindsey.
You can see his pain as he narrates the story. Holding back his tears, he said people should not be so stupid as to drive while drunk or to turn to alcohol to forget their problems as that could lead to more problems.
Watch his emotional plea here: