So we have some bad news to report. Listen in if your willing and please be respectful in how you choose to respond.
A few days ago on December 15, my sister and her 6 month old daughter had stopped by for a visit before they were heading home. They had taken the highway and and left around 5:00 pm which around winter time right now gets very dark outside, very fast. At some point on the highway, a semi with a large trailer pulled onto the road having none of its lights turned on from what was reported from by eyewitnesses in the area. As you can expect my sister was unable to see this semi and crashed into the trailer.
For personal reasons I won't get into any more details other then saying that although my sister experienced several broken ribs, a pancreas and countless cuts and bruises throughout her entire body, her daughter was less fortunate.
By 6:00 pm my family and I ended up waiting at the emergency hospital for over 22 hours (both families) to see whether or not my sister's daughter would pull through. However with the all the trauma from the crash damaging her brain so immensely, the doctor's informed us my sister's daughter could not be saved.
From the incident on the 15th to the passing my sister's daughter on the 16th we are all very saddened by her loss and are trying to piece my sister and her husband back together as best as we can. We are very fortunate to have good friends and neighbours from home here that have already lent a shoulder to cry on to even clearing out our snow covered driveway.
I have no idea how long this matter will take to settle. Right now my family and I are very fallen apart and even having trouble just coming home as we had picked up Christmas gifts, put out toys and clothes for my sister's daughter causes huge grief for us all.
If your are unsure on what to say right now, I understand completely and won't judge against you if you choose not to reply. I only thought it would be fair to update everyone here at the DA to tell what is going on right now and why I might be away from the site or very disconnected if you try and talk to me. Its very rough for our family right now and we're all at a great loss on what to do next. Take care all.