If a picture is worth a thousand words, this one is priceless.
A beautiful and heartbreaking photo captured the moment two young siblings saw each other for the first time since the tragic head-on collision that killed both of their parents and baby sister.
Zachary Clemens, 5, managed to “leave his bed and get into the wheelchair for the first time” to see his sister, 8-year-old Angie, family members told KTXS.
Jim and Karisa Clemens and their 2-month-old daughter Juliana were all killed earlier this month after their SUV was hit head-on by another vehicle. Three of the couple’s children, Zachary, Angie and 4-year-old Wyatt, were all critically injured and required hospitalization. A fourth child, 2-year-old Nicholas was reportedly treated and released.
The children, who will begin the long road of coping without their parents, are being treated at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth.
A fundraiser for the surviving children has since been started and raised over $100,000 in 19 days. The fundraiser’s description states:
Jim and Karisa Clemans along with their five precious children were in a fatal car accident as they returned home from a family outing, on Saturday, April 7, 2018. The accident killed, Jim, Karisa and their new born baby, Julieanna.
Two of their children, Wyatt (4 years old) and Angela, ( 8 years old) are still in critical condition, and Zachary 5 years old) has been stabilized, but is in the ICU. Nicholas (2 years old) has been released. The children will need extensive care for many months. We are seeking funds to help with the funeral arrangements and for medical care of these sweet little children. Thank you for your help and for your faith and prayers as we try to support this special family.