Destiny had a happy life – she was married to her high school sweetheart Corey, and recently delivered a healthy boy named Parker.
A little over one year after Parker’s birth, however, Destiny’s life was completely turned upside down.
When she woke up, her baby had already passed away. And within 24 hours, her husband Corey died as well.
One year after this tragic incident happened, Destiny decided to share her painful experience with others.
Here’s an excerpt of the letter she posted on Facebook.
Read to find out what she had to say about that night –
“A year ago today was like many other days. Corey Mantia woke up and went to work. Parker and I stayed at home and played together all day. Corey later came home played with our sweet baby as we waited to load up for a wrap appointment.
Little did we know in a few short minutes everything would change.”
“We would no longer get to live our future together. Any dreams we had would no longer happen together. Everything we would have ever known would come to an end and not by choice.”
“On our way to this wrap appointment my amazing husband who was driving, my precious baby, and I were struck nearly head on at an excessive speed by a drunk driver.
This is a date and time that will forever be embedded in my head.
The action of this one selfish person who thought they were ‘ok’ to drive instantly took the life of my sweet innocent 15 month old son in the back seat.
“One selfish decision to drink and drive caused me to be a widow and a mom to an angel at the age of 21. She ended any dreams that we may have had together and caused pain I never knew existed.”
As a result of this terrible incident, not only did Parker and Corey die, but the drunk driver also passed away.
Destiny was the only survivor of this accident – and she wrote this letter to raise awareness against driving under the influence.
Please SHARE this post with your friends and family to help her spread this message.
Don’t drink and drive!