Adult Grief After a Traumatic Death

Joey was only 18 years old when he was killed. The person who killed him had been taking drugs, drove onto the sidewalk, hit Joey, and fled the scene but was later arrested. Joey was walking home from work and only two blocks away from the house. After the crash I went through a lot of emotional stages. What I want people to know is that you can’t give up; you have to be strong. If you have a strong love, go as far as your love will take you so that you can survive. I got involved with MADD and started going to a support group to help my daughters. I stayed busy after the crash. I got involved and passed a law in Joey’s name. That helped me more than anything else. Remember that everybody’s different and you have to find what works for you to make it through each day.

Jesse’s son Joey was the youngest child out of 5 kids that Jesse raised as a single parent. Joey wanted to join the military like his dad and eventually become a police officer.

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