UPDATE 10/3/14 — R.I.P. Tina Reese. She has reunited with her son.
So I received the most disturbing call Friday afternoon, the caller on the other end was so distraught that they could not verbalize. I heard the tears, I felt the gut wrenching pain through the phone. The caller said, “Yesterday evening, (9/2 Thursday) in Arlington, TX (Nathan Low & Petra Dr.) a drunk driver hit one of your best friends as she was taking her 10 year old son to football practice at 5:30 in the afternoon. The drunken SUV driver ran through a four way stop sign and rammed his vehicle into my girlfriends Honda Accord and severed her sons spine, crushed his rib cage and caused massive head trauma. He was transported by ambulance to a local hospital in Arlington, TX and then care flighted to Cooks Children hospital where he was pronounced dead Friday morning after 4 a.m.
Meet Tavian Sabur, the son of Tina Reese and the little brother of the recent high school graduate/college freshman Camille:
Tina is my sister from another Mother and Mister. Tina is currently in the hospital healing from internal and external injuries that are (by the grace of God) not life threatening.
The moment I made my way to her bedside and announced myself, she squeezed my right hand with her right hand, (lying stoic in neck brace), and said to me in a soft voice, “Hello Qui Qui. My baby is gone.“
Labor Day was 4 days away & had not even begun,
The drunk driver was early in his alcohol fun.
The drinker was foolish in his vehicle run.
The life that he took exceeds any prison sum.
T.J. is gone and the drunkard has already posted bail,
$10,000 in total. Are you serious? Epic law fail.
Tina’s Baby is Gone though he’ll never be forgotten.
If Walter doesn’t pay with his life – justice is rotten.
Not jailed for a few months and a license suspension.
I said, “Tina’s baby is gone” – how’s that comprehension?
I’m numb tonight and this is all I can think about.
Tina lies on her back whispering because she can not shout.
Camille has lost her baby brother and the world needs to know,
We will not be silent after being forced to let Tina’s baby go.
Please keep Tina and Camille in your earnest prayers – then light a candle for T.J.
Please insist that law makers reign hard on drunk drivers in their sentencing phase.
I pray God speed over Camille’s pain and Tina’s physical & spiritual wounds,
The pain is deep. No Mom should have to bury the treasures of her womb.
Please be safe on this Labor Day Weekend.
Don’t drink and drive or allow a friend…
Viewing is Sept.11@ 3p.m.-5p.m. Moore Funeral Home
4216 S. Bowen Arlington,Tx
Funeral is Sept.12 @ 11a.m.
Moore Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens
1219 North Davis Drive
Arlington, TX 76012
Also CiCi’s in Arlington (@Sublett & Cooper) is holding a BENEFIT in TJ’s HONOR Friday 9/9/11 @ 9pm – 12am $8 Buffets instead of the usual $4.99