Corey and Destiny were high school lovers. After dating for 3 years, they married and got a son. The boy was named Parker. He was born on 23rd June 2013. However, on 20th September 2014, life changed abruptly.
Destiny, Corey and Parker were driving to catch an appointment when another driver slammed into their minivan. The woman who hit them was drunk. This is according to Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Baby Parker died instantly. In less than 24 hours, Corey too passed on in hospital. The lady who had caused the accident also died. The 22-year old Destiny was the only survivor. On the first anniversary of the horrible incident, Destiny decided to share her tragic ordeal on Facebook. Little did she know that it could go viral.
She is set to spread the message about drinking and driving so that other families to do not become victim to such tragedies.
Scroll down to hear what she says
‘’ 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. Corey later came home played with our sweet baby as we waited to load up for a wrap appointment. That spare cash was much needed for our little family. Well, time comes for us to leave. Little did we know that in a few minutes everything would change”.
‘’We would no longer get to live our future together. Any dreams we had would no longer happen together. We wouldn’t get to purchase our first house together. We wouldn’t get Parker for his first hair cut, his first day at school and our family would never grow. This wouldn’t be it. 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 who I still nursed and kept rear facing Mickey Mouse Club house, 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 imbedded 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 backseat.
She would cause my husband and I to be air lifted from the scene where my husband would lose his fight 24 hours later. She would cause a family to de devastated and emergency personnel to need counseling’’.
‘’One selfish decision to drink and drive caused me to become a widow and a mum at an angel age of 21. She has caused many nightmares with the news of various reports being released such as an autopsy of my baby being sent to me or many reconstruction pictures. Many things a 21 year old should never have to see or imagine. She ended any dreams that we may have had together and caused pain I never knew existed.
‘’That day, the Destiny that was a mum and wife died as well. I’ve sense had to find myself. I never knew the strength I could pull out that I knew I had. I think I was able to get this strength through the prayers and support of many friends and family and also an amazing widow group that kept me knowing I was normal for feeling how I felt’’.
‘’This hurt, pain and our future could of all been prevented if someone would have stepped up and stopped this selfish woman from drinking and driving. You can save someone’s life too! Don’t allow your friends and family drink and drive. Don’t share DUI checkpoints. Be an advocate! Stand up with me! Let’s stop this. One is too many. DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE!’’
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