This mum lost her husband and unborn baby in an alleged drunk driving accident. She hopes her story can save a life.
Kristian Guerrero suffered a loss greater than most could imagine. Her husband, Fabian, and unborn baby, Fabian James Guerrero, were killed when an alleged drunk driver swerved into their vehicle, hitting them head-on.
Kristian’s story has been shared around the world, she hopes her story can save a life.
After she delivered her son, doctors eventually gave her the chance to hold him before saying her final goodbye
“When I first held him, I felt an overwhelming peace,” she told The Advertiser. “For the three days prior, I was in and out of sleep, people were coming in and out of my room, and I was getting more and more information about our accident. I was overwhelmed, and my mind was all over the place. But when I held him and saw his tiny face, I felt as if Fabian, his father, was with me.
I cried out to him to take care of our son. It was a very emotional moment for everyone in the room. He had all of his father’s features so I felt as if I got my final chance to see my husband again. He was the most precious thing I ever laid eyes on. Now that the dust has settled and all of my family has gone back home I’m able to process what has happened.
Every moment of every day, I’m reminded of my husband and my baby boy. Everywhere I go, there’s memories. Some days, the hardest part is getting out of bed. Some days I can’t even get dressed. I feel weak and lost. I fear nighttime the most because I don’t have him next to me. Before we got together, I always had a hard time sleeping. But being with Fabian, I always felt safe so I finally got rest. Any time we were apart, we both couldn’t sleep.”
“They said time would make this easier, but I hurt worse every day. I miss him more every single day. I just keep going because I have no other choice.”
Kristian makes a desperate plea, urging anyone who has has been drinking to find another way home.
“My hope is someone sees (these stories), and it prevents them from making the same choice (the driver) did.
Her post reads, “This is me finally being able to hold my son. This is what being in an induced labor for almost 24 hrs after surviving a car crash that killed my husband and my son looks like.
All because someone thought it was okay to get wasted and drive. It’s not okay. It IS okay to stop a friend from driving, it IS okay to take someone’s keys away from them when they’re showing signs of being drunk. And it IS okay to pick up the phone and call for a ride if you find yourself feeling a little too tipsy. It’s not a sign of weakness.
It’s a sign of maturity to be honest with yourself and know the consequences of driving drunk outweigh any kind of shame you might feel admitting you’re too drunk to drive. What’s not okay is spending the rest of your life with the guilt of knowing you’ve taken someone’s life and taken someone’s life away before they even got a chance to be in this world. It’s not worth it.
Don’t drink and drive. Don’t risk your freedom. You’re putting not only your life in danger but also everyone else on the road. I could’ve died aug 2nd but God had other plans. I’m left behind to fight this fight for my husband and my son. And I will continue to spread awareness and share this story until the day I die in hopes it prevents anyone else from feeling the pain I walk around with every day. I refuse to let my husband and my sons deaths be in vain.”
“On this day last month I was able to deliver and hold my sweet baby boy Fabian James Guerrero. Holding you was like holding your father once again. Although I will never get to see you grow I know you’re already doing great things along side your father. I know you have beautiful angel wings and all I ask is you lift mommy up here and there. Know that you made me and your daddy so happy during your short time in mommy’s belly. I’m so grateful for the time I got to bond with you my beautiful boy. My little gordio was a whole 9.5 inches long, a little over half a pound, and already had his daddy’s features. I will spend the rest of my life trying to do everything in my power to make you and your daddy proud. I can’t wait for the day I am able to kiss you and hold you again my baby boy…”
Our thoughts are with Kristian.
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