Grateful for kindness of all who helped

My name is Sarah, and I’m the 15-year-old daughter my mom mentioned in the letter above.

First, thanks to the lady who slowed the man down so we didn’t hit as hard. As it was, I passed out on impact and hit my head on the window hard enough to break it (the window, not my head). I hate to think about how much worse it could’ve been if he was going even a little faster.

I also need to thank the “nice lady in the white shirt” as I’ve been calling her. She was the first one to make sure I was OK, and she’s the only person I remember at the scene. Her talking to me and making sure I was okay kept me from completely freaking out when I was already in shock.

Thank you to the paramedics, especially the first woman who held my head still and kept me awake, and the guy who checked on me when I was settled in the hospital, even though he didn’t know me.

Thanks also to all my friends and family who have offered their help, especially my aunt and uncle who were with me for the 24 hours after the accident.

Finally, I thank God for saving my life by making my dad forget to charge his car so we had the safest car with the best seat belts, airbags and crumple zones. I was told that that’s what saved my life. All the injuries we have are temporary and will be gone in a month. If even one thing had gone differently during the crash I might not be here to talk about it and that’s a scary thought. I’m so glad that God had everything go right and had all the right people there to save our lives and help us get home and comfortable.

Thanks so much every one!

Sarah Apgar


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