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Drinking and Driving – Jacqueline Saburido


Now, we have all done stupid things and, thank god, we are still alive, but here is a reminder of what drinking and driving does to the innocent…

This is Jacqueline Saburido on September 19, 1999.

This is her and her Father, 1998.

This is her on Vacation in Venezuela.

Jacqueline’s birthday party as a child.

At a party with friends.

In December 1999, the car in which Jacqueline was riding was hit by another car that was driven by a 17-year old male student on his way home after drinking a couple of hard packs with his friends. WHat do you think happened?

After the accident Jacqueline has needed over 40 operations.

Jacqueline was caught in the burning car and her body was burned for a little under 1 minute.

With her father in 2000.

Jacqueline receiving treatment for her severely burned face.

Three months after accident.

Without a left eyelid Jacquie needs eye drops to keep her vision.

Now 20 year old, the driver of the car that hit Jacqueline cannot forgive himself for driving drunk on that night three years ago. He’s aware of devastating Jacqueline Saburidos life.

Not everyone who gets hit by a drunk driver dies. This picture was taken 4 years after the accident and the doctors are still working on Jacqueline, whose body is 60% covered with severe burns.

It’s pretty ironic that the drunk driver came out of this accident with hardly a scratch, but he ruined this girls life…

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200 Comments to

“Drinking and Driving – Jacqueline Saburido”

  1. On March 18th, 2006 at 7:24 pm Shawn Says:

    Holy f’ing crap dude… that’s not cool. I just donated on her site (everyone else should too)…


  2. On March 18th, 2006 at 7:34 pm Vicious Summer Says:

    I donated too =). Thanks for the link!

  3. On March 19th, 2006 at 11:31 pm Andrea Says:


  4. On March 21st, 2006 at 3:28 pm Anonymous Says:

    God are you there? I think not; What did Jacqueline do that you gave her this reward; jacqueline’s story has given me the will do better in Life nad I’am now more helpful to the downtrodden (no offence to anyone related to this post). I also pledge to donate and refer others …

  5. On March 22nd, 2006 at 11:33 pm The_Chef Says:

    Holy shit. Terrible.

    I donated as well, poor girl. That dude still looks like he parties, probably had a decent lawyer to walk from that arrest.

  6. On March 26th, 2006 at 10:13 am Brian Turner Says:

    That’s a helluva post, Summer. Wasn’t expecting that. Thank you, though.

    “God are you there? I think not;”

    Some may see God at work in the spirit of the Saburido family to move on and find hope in this tragedy; in the spirit of medical team who care for her; in the spirit of those who will now be more acute to the issue of drink-driving, and maybe even prevent another tragedy because of that.

    “That dude still looks like he parties”

    Shawn’s link says the other driver got 7 years and $20k fine.

  7. On March 30th, 2006 at 2:34 pm The_Chef Says:

    Like I said, must have had a hell of a lawyer. That’s a cakewalk compared to what pain that woman is going to have to live with. 20k for destroying a life.


  8. On March 30th, 2006 at 10:41 pm Aaron Says:

    OMG that is such a sad story. WOW.

    On an unrelelated note, I’m blogging this and blogrolling this blog as well. Lots of interesting stuff here indeed.

  9. On April 6th, 2006 at 11:32 pm Anonymous Says:

    Wow!!!! I got those pictures @ work, everybody who saw the pictures cry, our office was quiet for the rest of the day since 3:00pm to 6:00pm, I belive everybody got the message on the hard way, Thank you for the hard lesson,

  10. On April 11th, 2006 at 7:27 am Anonymous Says:


  11. On April 27th, 2006 at 1:48 pm Alexis Dolman Says:

    Ay0 Jackie i just want to say that your a r3al strong preson and keep your head up i saw your video in school and it was a very big awakening to many kids it touched everyone

    G0d Bless~*
    alexis d0lman

  12. On June 20th, 2006 at 6:24 pm Anonymous Says:

    i viewed your video last year and i was truly touched on how much courage you had, i just lost a friend due to being drunk and another one severely injured which leaves him in the intensive care unit for three months. the driver had enough alcohol in his system to even die without getting in an accident. Jackie i am truly touched to see how far you have made it and keep up the courage i know you can do it. i can still see your beautiful face when i look at you now. keep up the courage and good luck.

  13. On June 22nd, 2006 at 9:35 am Anonymous Says:

    all i can say is wow. i am truly and deeply moved by the courage to go on in life like you do.

  14. On July 2nd, 2006 at 10:01 pm Colleen Says:

    God, this is horrible. :(

  15. On July 6th, 2006 at 9:58 am Anonymous Says:


  16. On July 10th, 2006 at 10:22 am Anonymous Says:

    you are a brave person jackie, where do you find your strength from?. I have e-mailed this to my friends some of who i know drink drive, i stopped long ago.
    i urge others to do the same.
    keep up the good work jackie!

  17. On July 11th, 2006 at 11:09 pm CRUZN BIKER Says:

    Jackie ,you’ll continue to be in our prayers,not only for your recovery but what you have contributed to mankind in general, your courage,your story has touched thousands ,so if only 1%
    heed the message you saved 100 people.
    God Bless kid

  18. On July 30th, 2006 at 9:56 pm Anonymous Says:

    jesus christ, god bless that girl. she is the bravest person in this intire world. I hope everyone out there is praying for her. the justice system sucks in america, they should have executed that guy. GBU JAKIE HOPE YOUR DOING BETTER.

  19. On September 21st, 2006 at 6:01 pm Anonymous Says:

    Whoever said BORING on 7-6-06, you are a complete ASSHOLE. I am not a religious person but your strength and willingness to go on and tell your story is amazing. I wish I had half the courage that you have. I wish you and your family the best.

  20. On September 26th, 2006 at 10:20 pm Anonymous Says:

    omg, omg , omg, this woman’s courage in life is AMAZING. Im just a kid, so i do not have any money to donate but i want to so bad. this woman’s story has influenced me, and hopefully influenced many others. you are in our prayers. god bless you jacqueline. You are an amazing person.

  21. On October 13th, 2006 at 11:32 am Kat Kat Says:

    Hey my name is kathy and im was going to say that im sorry for what happen and im doing a project about drinking and driving and it is about you because you did not deserver that well even though i don’t now you but love you girl and hope you do well my Name is Kathy Benefield from Nashville Ga

  22. On October 13th, 2006 at 11:33 am Kat Kat Says:

    hey girl this is kathy and girl i will pray for you because you did not deserve that

  23. On October 20th, 2006 at 2:53 pm Anonymous Says:

    OMG THIS IS VERY SAD its making me cryy well i wish much luck in the future

  24. On October 25th, 2006 at 12:29 pm Anonymous Says:

    Hey Summer, James here, this is a very emotionally moving page. Thank you for it. I am thankful that I never injured anyone in this way and that I quit drinking. I visited Jacqui’s site and passed it on to others. And to anonymous who thinks God is not here, I would remind that God has given us free will to make choices and with those choices comes consequences.

  25. On October 25th, 2006 at 4:56 pm Anonymous Says:


  26. On November 6th, 2006 at 12:10 am Jackie Says:

    This tragedy has stamped my heart with a humbling reminder that our Divine Creator will never put us in a situation that we are not capable of handling. Jacqueline, DON’T LOSE HOPE.


    You, LORD, give perfect peace to those who keep their purpose firm and put their trust in you. Isaiah 26:3

    It is the fire of suffering that brings forth the gold of Godliness. Madame Guyon

  27. On November 21st, 2006 at 5:47 pm Dannii Says:

    I can’t honestly imagine being as couragous as you babe. Life is precious that’s for sure. I admire your strength and the fight within you.

    I sincerely hope good things come to you for you sure didn’t derserve this because of the selfish actions of a shallow individual.

    Keep ya chin up hun

    XXXXXX Dannii

  28. On November 28th, 2006 at 2:58 pm Anonymous Says:

    I actually seen this story on Oprah. The first time I seen this story, I cried my eyes out. I could not believe Jaquie’s strength. I think about her often, especially when I feel like things are not going right in my life.

  29. On December 2nd, 2006 at 11:34 pm Anonymous Says:

    I really amire people like Jackie who face things like this with courage. My family took care of a foster child in a similar situation, but he took his problems and made everyone elses lives miserable on purpose. People who can go through things like this courageously are the unsung heroes of the world.


  30. On December 11th, 2006 at 6:37 am Anonymous Says:


  31. On January 20th, 2007 at 5:00 am Anonymous Says:

    It’s funny how we honour movie stars and business people who are often not that great, when it is clear that Jacqui and those like her deserve the biggest awards.

  32. On February 7th, 2007 at 7:29 am Anonymous Says:

    GOD does not exist
    Jacqueline Saburido does exist
    Praise to her strength and love
    Dont wast time worshipping a mythical alleged compassionate being
    Dont turn water into wine at parties
    Dont Drink and Drive
    PRAISE Jacqueline Saburidos

  33. On February 24th, 2007 at 10:38 am Randy M, Says:

    Jacqueline, your story creates so many emotions it’s difficult to put it all into words. There are many comments related to your story and I think several hit the mark. You are an example to the world for your spirit and courage. You are a message to those who would drink, drive and possibly adversely impact the lives of others. Without question, your story has saved the lives of many others. Through difficulty you have done more good than most people do in a lifetime. It is through adversity that God reveals character. For those who do not believe there is a God (because God wouldn’t let this happen) you are missing the point. God gave his own Son’s life. So why not ask, why would God let that happen? There is a MUCH bigger picture. God has touched the lives of millions through Jacqueline. Some might even call that miraculous.

  34. On February 25th, 2007 at 8:34 am Anonymous Says:

    Everyone should donate. What a worthy cause.

    When you donate to that, you feel better about you.

    When you see someone lose SO much, and face life with such humanity and grace, you do feel a little humiliated yourself at your own infintesimaly petty trifles.

    If nothing else, take that lesson from her.

  35. On February 27th, 2007 at 9:03 pm Anonymous Says:

    Hun! you are amazing and what your going through must be hell but you hang in there because you are the only person i know thats this strong!!

    and the guy abouve me, Please keep your “god does not exist” crap to yourself because most of the people on this site belive in him


  36. On February 27th, 2007 at 9:06 pm Anonymous Says:


    nek te bog i sveta maria cuvaju i vole, ti si jedna od naj jaci ljudi sto sam ikad vidjela


  37. On March 12th, 2007 at 6:50 pm Anonymous Says:

    You are a true inspiration to every one! Sorry that it happened to you! Stay Strong

  38. On March 30th, 2007 at 10:10 am Gabriel Novotny Says:

    I hope you can still find the courage to keep on going strong, you have given me the will to better my life, thank you

  39. On April 20th, 2007 at 9:41 am Anonymous Says:

    why do people have to be stupid enought o do that the way i found so much about drinking and driving is i am doing a reasearch paper and i am really beging to feel bad at first all i wanted do is go party and get drunk but know i don’t know i know what happens after i got donne with this paper

  40. On April 23rd, 2007 at 9:04 am Anonymous Says:


  41. On May 9th, 2007 at 7:12 am Boog Says:

    Poor girl has to live that way for the rest of her life and I wish that there was something that I could do for her. Darn guy was stupid for drinking and driving and caused an innocent girl to get burned and deformed in a car accident and lost her good looks and I hope that guy who was drunk will realize what a dump idiot he is for what he caused to that poor girl.

    My younger sister drove drunk once and she crashed into a pole which she was so very darn lucky that the pole didn’t impale her in the face or also harm her friend who was sitting on the passenger side. My sister will never drink and drive ever again.

    I should donate some money to help with Jacqueline with he medical treatments even though I don’t get much money but it should help though?

    I am disabled and I have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)(Also known as Pseudohypertrophic)and I am on life support to live on and I pulled through from getting serverly sick which damaged my lungs and made them weaker back in 1998 and I am not able to breathe on my own anymore but I keep on fighting the good fight and try to remain strong willed with my condition.

    Anyways God bless you Jacqueline and keep on staying strong and keep living life to it’s fullest.

  42. On May 13th, 2007 at 1:29 am Anonymous Says:

    Jackie you are a beautiful person. God didn’t make junk he just put US in a life and “changed” our appearance and I truly believe as in my faith that this was done for a reason, no accident here my creator has plans for me as he has for you and as hard as it is for you to see/feel/believe as it was for me came the time to ask what is my new purpose in this blessed lifetime, and I see you carrying a message but it’s not in words. My creator knows how to touch those that are untouchable by words and I truly believe your one the most powerful miricles this world has ever produced! GOD Bless you and your family.
    With All My Love
    Tom (New York)

  43. On May 17th, 2007 at 7:06 pm Anonymous Says:

    this is amazinq. i actually see how makinq one wronq move, can destroy your or someone elses life. this is so sad, and i will now pray for jackie, her family, and drunk drivers out there to help them realize maybe they arn’t doinq the riqht thinq. GOD did this to jackie because HE knew she is stronq and that she will save so many lifes. thank you jackie.

  44. On May 21st, 2007 at 4:43 pm Anonymous Says:

    I dont know how hard this has to be on you, but I thank you for your strenth to go on in this world, and to show others how dumb it is to be so sad over such little things. I know personally the conditions of someone who has been in a car accident. My brother was in a car accident [not drunk driving included] and is now paralyzed from the chest down. I think both of your situations are just as bad as the others just in different categories i suppose. I wish my brother had as much courage as you do to keep going on. Thank you so much. Just remember your always going to have the same personality, and thats what people will love you for. God bless.

  45. On May 21st, 2007 at 4:47 pm Anonymous Says:

    Wow. Im going to post another comment to some people on here who seem to not believe in God. God has a plan for us all, and whatever comes that is painful/ joyful to us he knew that was going to happen. Not only that but humans have taken thier own path, and dont always listen to God we follow the devil every once in a while liked drunk driving and this is what happens. This is in NO WAY God’s fault. Its our own and satans. God Bless you again Jacqueline..

  46. On May 22nd, 2007 at 2:07 pm Anonymous Says:

    I don’t know why God allows people to go through what she went through..I can hardly bare to even hear about it..
    But I’ll be glad when Jaqui is completely restored in the life after this.. (which will go on forever)

    .. I cannot comphrend the ways in which she’ll be awarded for choosing her life for the benefit of others..

    a true geme she is, and a beauty

  47. On May 22nd, 2007 at 5:07 pm Anonymous Says:

    Ok..first of all..BOO fuckin HOO.
    i think that if this is real then the girl would have more recovery pics and stuff..i mean look at that guy.. really..i mean he looks like an actor i have seen in a movie..actually i know i have somewhere. i will be back when i find out.. but i dont know the person is real and the tradgity is there..just this case is total bullshit.

  48. On May 22nd, 2007 at 7:15 pm Anonymous Says:

    why are some ppl here saying al dis shit liek f*** what if that was your kid?. woudl u still be bit*hing about that. saying that can never happen to me wel your wrong. my brother died cus of a drunk driver so fu*k al of everyone that said that shit befor

  49. On May 23rd, 2007 at 9:03 pm Anonymous Says:

    hearing this story makes me cry. thinking my life is terrible , i should think about how worst others’ have. this is just emotion.

  50. On May 24th, 2007 at 1:59 pm Anonymous Says:

    were can u donte???i wanna no…email me on nelly1994928@hotmail.com

  51. On May 25th, 2007 at 12:29 pm Anonymous Says:

    I read this and it shocked me. My uncle died in a car accident and you are a very lucky girl. I wish you the best in life and you stay as strong as you are now and you will be good. you are strong enough to put your story out there and that is awesome. i posted this on myspace so everybody knows what happens to someone else when you drink and drive. With all the love in the world

  52. On May 28th, 2007 at 9:42 am Anonymous Says:

    wow, thats horrible. the guy that did that to you should really pay for it. He definitly isnt getting what he deserves. stay strong, and i am praying for you. :)

  53. On May 29th, 2007 at 10:54 am Anonymous Says:

    im in 7th grade im a guy im in school right now i dont have alot of time but i just got out of health class u are amazing jackie!!! ive seen all of ur pics im going to get my mom to donate!!!

  54. On May 29th, 2007 at 5:36 pm Anonymous Says:

    “God are you there? I think not;”

    God works in mysterious ways. Just because there is a God doesn’t mean that bad things will NEVER happen. This poor girl didn’t do a THING to deserve this. Yeah you’re right. But God lets things happen for a reason. What His reason for this was .. I dont know. No one will ever know. But that’s the way God is. If we were able to explain why He does what He does or why He is the way He is, then He wouldn’t be God.

  55. On May 31st, 2007 at 6:49 pm Anonymous Says:

    ur thoughts r with me!

  56. On June 1st, 2007 at 9:22 pm Chocalate Says:

    Man. I feel bad for her. I would hate to go through what she had to go through. I donated as well.

  57. On June 4th, 2007 at 4:34 pm Anonymous Says:

    I ahve been researching about drinking and driving now for a few weeks, and Jacqueline Saburido's story really hit me. May God be wiht her, and help her throught the rest of her hard times <3

  58. On June 13th, 2007 at 4:34 pm Anonymous Says:

    My good girl…whatever i tell you wouldnt be enough…all this evil has no meaning at all…your own existence..your flame of life is the encarnation of goodness,strength,nobility,dignity and courage…you are a queen into our hearts..our love and prayers are with you..your wings are waitting for you in Heaven my sweet angel…all my love…
    P.S as for this beast…some times death penalty is not enough!

  59. On June 26th, 2007 at 9:26 pm positivity Says:

    my heart goes out to you for staying strong and living on. may you gain strength and happy thoughts with all the support you’re getting. my country is launching a “when you drink, don’t drive” campaign. i hope people take the message seriously.

  60. On June 26th, 2007 at 11:07 pm Arizona Insurance Car Auto Says:

    I just showed the pics to my 17 year old daughter. She does not drink but hopefully this will help her to not get into a car with someone who does.
    May God Bless Jacqueline.

  61. On July 12th, 2007 at 10:13 am Anonymous Says:

    OMG, this is such a sad story, i wish i could donate everything i have to this poor woman but i am only 13, my heart and prayers go out to you jacqueline, please keep in there strong xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  62. On July 15th, 2007 at 1:35 pm Anonymous Says:


    Aunque no te conosco en persona. Siento que te conosco desde siempre. Eres una inspiracion para todos. You are an angel on earth. you have touched the lives of many, including mine.
    May god bless you and your family for always and always.

    Your friend
    Claudia ( New York)

  63. On August 21st, 2007 at 2:06 pm Anonymous Says:

    Where is god?

  64. On August 22nd, 2007 at 11:54 am Anonymous Says:

    This is in response to the 3/21/06 “God are you there?”

    God is there, you know that so called old fashioned thing called the Bible? The Bible contains principles for ALL of us to follow to avoid anything that would harm another..but all of us have our “RIGHTS”…it’s MY RIGHT to _______ (fill in the blank) …Look at the attitudes of people today. Everyone especially young adults what to do what they want, do as they please without consequences…Should God force all of us to do as he says? Sorry dear your blaming the wrong person.

  65. On August 25th, 2007 at 10:45 am Anonymous Says:

    Das ist unglaublich!
    Jacqueline ist so tapfer. man sollte wirklich abends für sie beten, trotzdem muss ich sagen ist es für den Täter genau so hart wie für JACQUELINE:

    Its unbelivable!
    Jacqueline is so mutig.
    Its an idea to spesk with god, in the evening.
    but i think the boy, wich have drinking, havent a so much better live.

    i have founded this page, because she have the same name how i.
    greedings from Germany,
    i belive in you
    Yours Jacqueline

  66. On August 31st, 2007 at 3:49 pm Anonymous Says:

    okay i would like to say that it takes alot to nock since into me but this story really did iam very young ang got involved with alcohol and while i waz in my alcohol awarness class we watched her movie (consequenses) and after the lights came on we all had blank stairs on our faces and i dont think being kool is worth losing every thing and possible my life so now i am trying to get it approved with the school so that i can talk to kids about the effects of alchol and how it can litterly ruen your life so i would like to say i am no longer a under aged alcholic
    I AM FOREVER changed!!!!
    THANK YOU!!!!

  67. On September 8th, 2007 at 9:01 am Anonymous Says:

    A friend sent me your site. I forwarded to my daughter, that was 6 and half years ago. She no longer drinks and drive. She actually stopped drinking. Your story has I am sure saved many. But I know it saved my daughter.
    A mom

  68. On September 11th, 2007 at 12:45 pm Anonymous Says:

    Gurl you are blessed foreal and I would just like to say KEEP YOUR HEAD UP.

  69. On September 11th, 2007 at 8:40 pm Anonymous Says:

    I had dare this afternoon at school and this story is what we talked about and i feel so sorry for jacqueline and her family. Our whole class was shocked when we herd this. I just want to say it takes alot of courage and strength to go through this so keep your head up, keep fighting everyday, and i want you to know you influenced my life and alot of other peoples lives also. God bless you for that.

    Keep your head up girl keep fight.

    Your in our prayers.

  70. On September 17th, 2007 at 1:28 pm Anonymous Says:

    check it out on snopes.com. It IS true.

  71. On October 3rd, 2007 at 8:42 pm nava Says:

    Just wanted to say GOD BLESS YOU. You are so Strong and i just think it was a mirracle and WOW.
    Love u Jackie.

  72. On October 12th, 2007 at 4:48 am Anonymous Says:

    Hey Jackie,
    we work in a very small hospital in montana and one of our doctors sent your story out to every employee and we were all so touched. Nothing will ever take the beauty you possess. Your true determination and moxey will get you through it all. J. Teig

  73. On October 17th, 2007 at 5:44 pm Crystal Says:

    The guy who did this should have paid..
    I think your still beautiful jackie,
    hang in there i promise i will never
    drink and drive you have my word :)
    May god bless you!

  74. On October 18th, 2007 at 9:25 am Anonymous Says:

    EVRYONE needs to quit felling sorry for this girl!!! for 1 evrythang happens for a resone! IT IS NOT GODS FALT MABIE TIS GIRL ust to be a big slut who knows!. Get a life pray to god that this will never happen to you and that scucs for her if i lookt like that i would kill my self! with a razor or sumpting that wouuld kill me fast. She ust to part did you see the pictor well gess what that night of that picter whin her face was still attached she probubly drove home drunk also. with the people who were in the party pic. im sorry in i am rude but dont blame god or he will burn the hell out of you to! and i dont blame him he died on the cross for us and you are all bitching about this girl who looks like chuboca. well my dad hade a masive hart attack and i did not balme god becaus evrythang happens for a reson! So GOOD LUCK WITH THE PLASTIC SURGERY BECAUS YOU WILL NEED ALOT YOU SHOULD HAVE A BENNIFIT TO HELP PAY FOR it.

  75. On October 18th, 2007 at 1:20 pm Anonymous Says:

    I just read your story. God Bless you, and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you forever.
    Amy -Crown Point, In.

  76. On October 18th, 2007 at 11:12 pm Vicious Summer Says:

    To Anonymous 10/18/07 8:25am – I pray to god that you educate yourself. 1st step, learn how to spell and form sentances like a human. 2nd step, think for yourself and stop believing whatever lies the church tells you. If your an example of a god-fearing christian, I would MUCH rather burn in hell then hang with ignorant fucks like yourself in “heaven”. ;)

  77. On October 19th, 2007 at 10:54 pm Anonymous Says:

    hi, my name is jessica. i read ur story and saw the pictures, and i was just at a loss for words. i want to say that i will be praying for u and ur family, and to everyone else who left comments or will be in the future: God is there. sometimes God puts people in bad situations and allows bad things to happen, i mean, with all the other things bad happening in the world today, but when things like that happens, u have to depend that God will pull you through it. no, it won’t be easy, but life is never going to be easy. but u can be reassured that God loves you and will never leave nor forsake you. God went through every pain imaginable on that cross, just so He could save us and we could be with Him, so we can be thankful that no matter what circumstance we are put through, there is eternal life for those who belong to Him, and believe in His name. Jaqueline, God created u a beautiful person, and i hope ur heart belongs to Him so that He can fulfill His perfect will for u! u r such a beautiful person, because u r one of God’s creations! luv ya!
    Ephesians 3:17-19,”And i pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge-that you may be filled to the measure of the fullness of God.”

  78. On October 20th, 2007 at 10:42 am rachel Says:

    Jaqueline has the heart of a true fighter. I think we can all agree that she posesses the strongest of the strong qualities. Willing to live through all of her hardships & fighting battle after battle are what we admire her for. "Why did God let this happen to her?", "Why did God do this to her?" are both truly engaging questions. Many, in times of hardship, turn away from God and blame him for bringing them torment, frustration, and hopelessness. However, it is no less than a fact that we are all given what is called "free will". Obviously, even an atheist would agree with this fact. Therefore, when looking at each situation with insightful and rational eyes we can come to the conclusion that we as free-willed human beings make our own decisions on what to do (for some that is to become drunk and then drive). Now, obviously, it is hard to deny the fact that god equipped us all with this free will. Therefore, out of love, we assume, did he give us freedom of choice. Some may say that by giving us freedom of choice he created evil. But that is a flawed conclusion to draw considering that he intended humans to be good and did not want to force them to follow him for that isn't fair. He wanted them to be happy, but knew that by giving them free will he could have a real relationship with them instead of forcing us all to worship him. Therefore, our own free will has enabled us to fall into evil habits and we ourselves have perverted what god had intended to be good and wonderful for us. so you see, as for the thought that we should fear god because he will send us to hell, He does not intend for that to happen. In fact, the bible states that he loves us and longs to have a relationship with us. Consequentally, he sent his son Jesus to earth to be a perfect, sinless being. When Jesus died, Satan no longer had control over keeping sinners out of heaven because Jesus Christ was the perfect sacrifice. because it says, "all sin and fall short of the glory of god". He does not expect us to be perfect and yet we ask why does god do this to me?And i dont see how, unless misinformed, one could look at that amazing sacrifice of love (love is not just a feeling but an action, it's something one does) and not be overcome by joy and hope. My goal is not to make you fear anything, my goal is to inform you that everyone asks why but obviously God takes the hardships and makes us triumphant in the end. It is not at the fault of god, it is at the fault of our own free will. As you can see his plan for our happiness is apparent in Jaqueline. Although perversions overtook Stephey and made him affect the lives of jaqueline and her friends, God took Jaqueline under his wing and gave her everything she needs. She is alive and has affected millions upon millions. As for Reg Stephey, it is quite possible that he is truly sorry for the choices (using free will) that he made. However, when one asks for forgiveness God listens and he knows one's heart. He is the only one who brings peace after the storm. After all, he does not start the storm, he ends it and provides shelter thru it. Who do you think starts the storm?…

  79. On October 21st, 2007 at 3:14 pm Anonymous Says:

    Well.. if she was riding bicycle and survived then she won’t be all burned up like that. Cars and drinking kills.

  80. On October 21st, 2007 at 3:29 pm Anonymous Says:


  81. On November 3rd, 2007 at 12:23 am Anonymous Says:

    hi how are you… i was looking at your case and it really touched me… i want to tell you that the good thing about this is that you didnt lose your life. i know a lot of people dont belive in this and a lot of people think this is about religion but heaven and hell are two real worlds more real than this one and here is where you decide where do you wanna go.since you survived you still have a chance to make your decision.you say you wish you would have died just like your friends did but let me tell you that if your friends died without jesus they are probably in a place where no one ever wants to go.they probably wish they were alive even if they were under your conditions just to make the right decision and be save.for them and for all those who died without jesus it is alredy too late , they have no hope.you and me still have a chance as long as we are alive. the decision is to be made here. after you die there is nothing you can do…this life eventually passes away and everything is vanity.la vida que Dios nos promete es mejor done no existira llanto, muerte, vejes ni dolor. a lot of pople think that when you die everything is over but its not like that, hay otra vida despues de la muerte y ahi vas a pasar la eternidad dependiendo de como viviste aqui en la tierra. jesus loves you just the way you are. he doesnt care who you are where are you from or how do you look like. he just want to save you. when family , friends ,and everybody you trusred in turn their back on you he is the only one there willing to wipe out your tears and listen to you at all times…my name is mabel im 19 years old and im christian. i have a myspace this is my email:yeceris7@hotmail.com whenever you wanna talk to someone ill be there 4 you and dont forget … cristo te ama mucho

  82. On November 14th, 2007 at 10:09 pm Anonymous Says:

    I just wanted to say thank you for making yourself vulnerable to the public with posting all of your pics. Seeing how someones life can change over night is crazy. It makes me cherish everyday now, and live life to it’s fullest. You rock girl and don’t stop prayin to your maker.

  83. On November 14th, 2007 at 10:17 pm Anonymous Says:

    try to keep on growing in the fruits of the spririt and your heart will overflow with happiness and content. Your story has truly touched my heart. You are an angel sent from heaven to help others cope with devastating changes in their lives and encourage others to better, wiser, behavior. The kind that needs to be taking place more often. I will forever be praying for you. To you I extend all thanks.

  84. On November 27th, 2007 at 6:39 am Chelle Says:

    Omg, I am quite heartbroken and really feel for this beautiful girl. Jacqui, u are very very brave and always will be a beautiful person no matter what. I have a lot of admiration for you. Your story brought out the compassion in me, the passion in me thats been fuelling for a long time about drunk drivers. I have a friend who went driving home drunk and had a minor accident and I blasted off at her saying she could have injured or killed someone, worse still, someone I love! She said no I didnt kill anyone, just damaged my car and I said thats not the point! I sent her your story and I hope this has taught her something. Keep rocking on girl, you will go far and in time you will get your dreams, through frustrating and good times. I am from Australia and I am going to donate on pay day. Love always, Chelle

  85. On December 7th, 2007 at 8:49 pm Anonymous Says:

    hay i see what happend and i feel bad, becuse i also got hit by a car, but lukuly she wasent drunk she was insted pregnat. me and my teach ad elininated the news papper your in and i reed it every day i cant beleve someone will get in a car and let themseves do somthing like that to some one . i love that you can go all day thinking you almost died and not cry every day tears re falling f
    rom my eyes i cry every night hope you can save your buity atlest in the inside and fell butiful on the outside.all my love really jayjay the bom

  86. On December 14th, 2007 at 8:55 am Anonymous Says:

    God didn’t do this to her. A human did. And human’s have free will and sometimes do bad things. But God can give her the strength to get through it. I wonder how many accidents have been prevented by people hearing this story? Probably a lot. You are a hero, and there is a special place in heaven for peopl like Jacqueline.

  87. On December 25th, 2007 at 7:57 pm Anonymous Says:

    Jacqui keep you’re head up. God loves you, and so does everybody else.

  88. On December 28th, 2007 at 3:30 am Anonymous Says:

    I am wondering, why does it say “had the nerve to post”, after people post something?
    Jacqueline’s heart-wrenching story should be something that is taught in high school, and is mandatory for graduation, but having peoples comments always start with “had the nerve to post”, is kind of insulting, especially for those who have had alcohol as a major part of their upbringing…

  89. On January 3rd, 2008 at 12:52 am Anonymous Says:

    I wonder how the guy who hit the car livs with himself everday. Jacqueline doesn’t deserve that…no one does. May god be with her always and i wish her the best of luck.

  90. On January 4th, 2008 at 11:24 pm Mark's Says:

    I pray to the god almighty for Jacqueline. “Lord we still believe in you, but do reveal to us why you wanted this to happen”.
    I really want to visit Jacqueline one day !

    Love and Prayers
    Siju Markose, Glasgow.

  91. On January 9th, 2008 at 6:09 pm Anonymous Says:

    just keep pushing forwar everyday u can make it

  92. On January 25th, 2008 at 5:05 pm Anonymous Says:

    I am very sorry you have been put through this ordeal. My heart goes out to you. I wanted to let you know that this injustice will be undone. Please look in your bible at Isaiah 35:5-7. This is describ-
    ing just a little of what God’s kingdom (government) will do in the very near future. Did you notice that all effects of sickness will be eliminated? Please look into the bible further for more comforting and reliable information about the future.

  93. On January 30th, 2008 at 10:02 pm Anonymous Says:

    This adds another dimension to the unhappiness and harm that such a thoughtless and selfish action can cause. My heart and prayers go out to Jacqueline and her family.

  94. On February 3rd, 2008 at 11:56 am Anonymous Says:

    So sad. I’m very sorry about you. I think that the God is here, ‘cos you are alive. I’m Finnish, so I can’t speak very good English. But everything good to you and to your live.

  95. On February 8th, 2008 at 9:01 pm Chelly Says:

    Hi, I’m really sorry for what happened to you, I couldn’t keep it dry after hearing your story. But I’m also incredibly thankful for the strength and courage God gave you to work your way in the situation you came in. Keep in mind that it is a true miracle that you survived, as many thought that you wouldn’t make it. You’ve already achieved so much and touched so many hearts. As well as saved a lot of lives, keeping people from driving drunk. I pray that you will keep on going, may God bless you and your family. As for the ones who don’t believe and post such nasty comments, insulting our creator and his work, I’m sorry for them, but will still carry them in my prayers and hope someday the love of God will also reach their hearts!!

  96. On February 12th, 2008 at 6:32 am colle Says:

    I am from Surianme and i’ve read your story I think you are really very brave and strong,The person who did this to you doesn’t deserve to live…God is with you,and he’s giving you the strength to go on…..God bless you!! Nicole

  97. On February 13th, 2008 at 1:27 pm Anonymous Says:

    Some Lessons:

    “God loves you, and so does everybody else”

    – I imagine if not…

    “Some may see God at work in the spirit of the Saburido family “

    - Some may see It don´t give a sh… to this girl or any other child.

    “jesus christ, god bless that girl”

    - First, I hope not, this bastard did enough til now – nothing.
    “Je$u$” and God are figments of the weak´s imagination, they can do anything. Please! Burn someone to show its love. Interesting concept. Once I knew a guy who “loved” thousands of jews… Hitler´s was his name. At least he was a crazy human…

    STOP Thanks this STUPID USELESS thing you call GOD. IT IS NOTHING, IT MAKES NOTHING, IT DESERVE NOTHING. Otherwise, based in all “good things” it did, it can be the most pervert in the universe.

    If is here a REAL GOD(dess) this is Jacqueline. Because She – and she ALONE – fought and won the flames. She prove herself indestructible!!! And has real angels by her side – her family.

    Jacq I worship YOU!

    Regarding the boy… Some tequila, two matches, some ropes to keep his family togheter with him and we have just to adjust the cooking time. It will help him to regret.


    Here, in my damn corrupt country, atrocities like hit and run, hit and kill, drunk driving, or alike is NEVER punished. The criminal is freed after pay a small amount money (few bucks).

    Unfortunately I can´t see another way to avoid these tragic outcomes besides disable the alchoolic – perhaps permanently. Remember all drug addicts produces nothing – they are a waste of resources and a source of several kinds of pollutions.

  98. On February 19th, 2008 at 8:05 am Anonymous Says:

    I just want to say god loves you and everyone else even the drunk guy who hit you.
    I am not defending his actions, but we all have made a dumb deciesion that could have in a split second changed not just our lives but others as well.maybe it happened maybe we get lucky it didnt. but we ( nobody is the judge only GOD can judge) my brother was a drug addidic ended up over dosing but he truly was the best person to know, he just had a hold on him. that he couldnt break free from. so all you who judge beware that you dont get your own strong hold. Summer, just pray for him and forgive him, Im sure you have done that already, because god has giving you such courage and strength.

  99. On April 21st, 2008 at 6:35 am Andy Says:

    Im sorry for the anguish you have been forced to live with Jacqueline, but you will always be beautiful no matter what. Your story has reduced me to tears and i can only hope to some day be as brave as you have been. You are an absolute inspiration and you offer hope to those that do not have any, thank you, you shall always be a part of my prayers.

  100. On May 2nd, 2008 at 12:58 pm Anonymous Says:

    Omg i just read your story thats horrible that someone could live with themselves after doing such an awful thing my heart goes out to you stay strong jackie :)

  101. On June 12th, 2008 at 3:56 pm Maeline Says:

    OMG I saw this in literature class our teacher showed us this!
    I feel so sorry for this girl i would love to trade faces with her so she could have a peaceful life.The guy looks sorry but you know what He isn’t!He should be dead for what he did and he should have this face!

  102. On July 4th, 2008 at 4:09 pm Anonymous Says:

    jacqueline your story has really touched me..i wish you all the very best and my blessing are always with you..

  103. On July 10th, 2008 at 5:25 pm Anonymous Says:

    i want to donate sooo bad but im just a kid
    but when i was in 6th grade we had a cop coming into our classroom each month and on the last day he visted he showed us a video of her and the pictures
    she didnt do anything to deserve this

  104. On August 27th, 2008 at 10:39 pm Jess Says:

    I’m so sorry Jacqueline, I hope wish you the best of luck even if you don’t suceed we all love you for what you are inside and out. You probaly won’t see this at all. But I’m 13 and this brought tears to my eyes to see someone suffer thourgh this. I hope your left hand is doing okay.

  105. On August 27th, 2008 at 10:40 pm Jess Says:

    I’m so sorry Jacqueline, I hope wish you the best of luck even if you don’t suceed we all love you for what you are inside and out. You probaly won’t see this at all. But I’m 13 and this brought tears to my eyes to see someone suffer thourgh this. I hope your left hand is doing okay.

  106. On August 28th, 2008 at 9:41 am Kat Says:

    I think this woman is amazing for having the courage to speak out about something that is a problem all over the world. Too many Mothers, Fathers, Brothers, Sisters, Son’s, Daughters, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends have been killed or horribly injured because of the stupidity of people who drink and drive. I hope more people read about Jacque’s story and it encourages them to make sensible choices, so that no-one has to suffer at the hands of a drunk driver. Keep telling your story Jacque and Stay Strong.
    Love Kat xxx
    (Broome, Australia)

  107. On September 29th, 2008 at 2:24 pm Anonymous Says:

    i think she is one good reason to people who are out there drinking and driving this is one result to what will happen and the man who did this to her should not have gotten out of jail

  108. On October 14th, 2008 at 4:41 pm alysa Says:

    he is a booty and God blee her heart keep fighten sweety

  109. On November 13th, 2008 at 8:49 pm Anonymous Says:

    Wow, unbelievable. I can’t believe that this was caused by a random act of stupididy, OR that she forgave the guy who did this to her. That must have took some courage. It was an accident, but it could have been easily prevented. wow.

  110. On December 10th, 2008 at 6:13 am nzano Says:

    Hey Jaquie, just want to let you know that Jesus loves you and you are very precious to Him.Continue to fight the good fight……..and remember “NEVER GIVE UP”.It is the soul that really matters, outer appearance is just a temporary swathe.I love you and i am praying for you.

    Nzano, INDIA.

  111. On January 5th, 2009 at 10:21 pm Anthony Fondeur Says:

    Dios te bendiga Jacqueline !! sin duda eres la mujer mas valiente que he visto..y ten por seguro que ya por tu ejemplo has salvado cientos de vida en lo que va hasta esta fecha por que seguro que muchas personas han cambiado !! igual que en mi tierra Republica Dominicana..en tu tierra Venezuela y aqui en USA .. En verdad haz tocado muchos corazones !!
    Mis mejores deseos para Ti !!
    cape cod MA.

  112. On February 26th, 2009 at 5:04 pm Michelle397 Says:

    I hope you are doing well and i know you are..girl keep doing you and don’t be ashame to go out in public or even do the things you like GIRL YOU KNOW YOU BE WORKIN IT!LOL..but really i do wish the best for you and family and GOD loves you rememer and always know that.I would have said to the drunk guy”Look your drunk snatch the keys from his hands.I’ll drive you home and I will make sure you pick it up tomarrow im not about to risk my life im driving now get in the car.”Or i would have called someone else like parents,another friend..LOVE YOU JACKLEN GIRL <333333 :)

  113. On February 26th, 2009 at 5:09 pm Michelle397 Says:

    I want to donate reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaallllllllllllllllllllyyyyy bad but I’m only 10 but I will make sure i tell my parents love you Jacklen!

  114. On March 15th, 2009 at 7:38 pm William Says:

    Hi Jacqueline! How is your life going? I know what you’ve been through.
    It’s terrible that your life changed forever because of a drunk driver. Don’t feel bad about your appearence, you’re still beautiful in the inside.
    I wish you and your family well. Que Dios te brinde con salud y alegria!

  115. On March 15th, 2009 at 7:51 pm William Says:

    In addition, I’m proud of you for getting the word out. More people are making that wise decision about never drinking and driving.

  116. On April 2nd, 2009 at 8:52 am TARUN GAMIT Says:


  117. On April 17th, 2009 at 3:47 pm dd Says:

    Jacqueline, you are a beautuful woman that some idiot destroyed. Sometimes I wonder why God saved you only to go thru the pain and agony you have been thru. There is a reason you are here. I will always keep you in my prays sweetheart. I love you for your courage.

  118. On June 12th, 2009 at 12:35 am Lalalala Says:

    Would you people stop bashing the guy? He didn’t mean to do that. It wasn’t on purpose. It’s called an accident, and he has to live with the guilt of killing 2 girls and ruining another girls life for as long as he lives and breathes and thinks. He was panicking and worrying. He was an idiot for drinking and driving, yes, but he didnt mean to hurt anyone. People who drink and drive are usually idiotic morons or people who are pressured into doing it by friends. Jackie is an amazing girl and still a very beautiful person inside. I feel bad that she has to live with that kind of pain for the rest of her life though, same with the other families.. Their daughters died. Im just glad some of the people who were involved in this accident are okay.. The guy should’ve gotten a bigger punishment though.

  119. On June 19th, 2009 at 8:45 pm danielle Says:

    jacqueline, i would like to tell you that you a very beautiful woman inside and out don’t let no one take from you! you a very strong and couregeous woman and i admire you for that! i’m proud to say that i don’t drink and i want to think you for opening up my eyes before i even started thinking about drinking! i guess its because i’m scared that if i drank and drove that i would have hit someone and they would get killed or turn out the way you did! but let me tell you something sweet heart don’t you even worry about what you look like you are very beautiful and if people can’t see that then they are blind! i love you jacqueline!!!!!!!

  120. On June 23rd, 2009 at 2:06 pm Nikki Says:

    Jacqueline Saburido,
    girl you are an absolute inspiration. Just know that whatever happened to you has been brought to the world’s attention and my friends and everyone who wrote on this site knows that life is precious, each and every moment, and being teenagers we will prevent these unfair and horrific tragedies from happening. God will bless you and you will be okay i have that faith. We teens wont let you down girl keep your head up high!

  121. On July 8th, 2009 at 6:01 am ruben garcia Says:

    dude i feel sorry for her and if my friends see my name on this its me ruben the fastess runner in class

  122. On July 8th, 2009 at 6:04 am ruben garcia Says:

    i feel sorry for her and hi 2 all my friends that see this i told u it was bad remember im the fastess runner in class

  123. On August 12th, 2009 at 3:49 am Jacqui Says:

    I honestly dont no how to explian how i felt after reading jacqui’s story, you are a very strong woman and are amazing for being so strong, i always complain about little things in life, when i shlouldn’t..they say things always happen for a reason, and i wish you the best through out your life, someone obviously like’s you up there..cause they kept you here!

    I wish you all the best.

  124. On August 19th, 2009 at 12:47 pm RMR Says:


    You are so beautiful to me…..As you were, As you are and As you will always be.

    You have God’s given grace and HIS blessed hand upon you.

    Que la luz de mi Dios te siga y cuanto tu vez tu sombra ya sabras que EL esta alli.

  125. On August 21st, 2009 at 3:15 am Amorre Says:

    Jacqui is my hero. I want to meet Jacqui one day.
    You are so brave, so strong and so lovely.
    I want to know, how are you now, angel.
    With love…

  126. On September 9th, 2009 at 5:44 am oliver Q Says:

    Such a beautifull girl … what a shame, she must be such a strong person.

    all the best Jacqueline


  127. On September 10th, 2009 at 4:59 am Trevor Says:

    This is horrible. Let’s hope this story this story turns to a smile.

  128. On October 3rd, 2009 at 7:37 pm jalesa Says:

    omq;this is so bad!!we talked about her when i was in 7th grade
    it made me cry i felt so bad inocennt ppl gettin killed and hurt for peoples mistakes;but luckly your still here today.this is one of the sadest stories ive ever heard about we used what happen to her as a example at our school for our high school teens not to drive drunk so this type of thing wont happen to no one else.i wish i could donate money but im only 17 i wish her and her family the best.

  129. On October 30th, 2009 at 1:21 pm Carly Says:

    Jacqui , You have redefined optimism for a lot of people.
    and it is so inspiring to see people like You out there who can still see the light at the end of every tunnel.
    Your story is making a difference.

    It’s people with your attitude that make the world go around.

    with love. Stay strong. <3

  130. On November 28th, 2009 at 9:06 pm anonymous Says:

    you are soo brave. you are an inspiration for me. im so sure you didnt deserve this. some people on here blame God for this. God did help you if anything. He kept you alive , even if you don’t look like you did before its ok cause its the inside that matters.
    God bless
    i will still keep u in my prayers

  131. On December 2nd, 2009 at 2:54 pm Maria Harris Says:

    I have prayed for you, Jacqueline. Yes God is here but there are those trying to prove otherwise. Very sad!!!! Stay strong and be as wonderful as you are!!!! xoxo

  132. On December 6th, 2009 at 1:56 am J.C. Says:

    You’re an angel girl… a real angel.

    My dad died in a car accident many years ago, and I would appreciate it SO MUCH, if more and more people became more conscious about this and STOPPED GETTING DRUNK, ever, not only while driving a car… many bad things happen when people aren’t in control of themselves, and they don’t even need to be driving a car to make something bad happen to others! It really makes me sad, the people that don’t want to hear this and are too over-confident that they won’t make anything bad happen… but PLEASE, read Jacqueline’s story and think about your lives and actions, and appreciate life more… and if you don’t appreciate your own life, please, respect other’s.

    As for me… I think I should stop complaining about the little “problems” that happen in my life, that really aren’t so bad. There are so many bad things happening in the world right now… but there are people so unbelievable amazing -like you-… who are like a light that shines over others. Right now I feel ashamed of myself, of my lack of courage and commitment with life… and I really want to change that, I know I can… and I want to encourage people to think about their lives too.

    God bless you Jacqueline. I really hope that, at some point, you recover most of your life as you wanted it to be, because I’m sure that you had -and still have- your goals and dreams… even if your path changed, I’m sure that God has something for you in this very moment. And I honestly think that you really are an angel that illuminates this world, that needs you so much…

  133. On December 6th, 2009 at 8:53 am Marina Says:

    Dear Jacky!!!

    All I can tell is I am fascinated by YOU! To life after such a horrible disaster must be impossible, but YOU DO!!!

    May God be always by your side and I wish you will live your life without any pain and be always happy no matter what!!!

    May God bless you

    Marina A, Switzerland

  134. On December 10th, 2009 at 2:10 pm Travis Says:

    This man is an absolutely pathetic person. What he did to her is fucking bullshit.

  135. On December 10th, 2009 at 3:24 pm jose aluizio Says:

    fico mudo, a pensar.

  136. On December 15th, 2009 at 1:59 pm anonymous Says:

    I feel sorry for the girl because she can’t get back to the way she was befor the accident. I hope that the idiot who caused the accident stays in jail longer than his sentence.

  137. On December 17th, 2009 at 4:41 pm OliviaBryana Says:

    I feel severely bad for Jacqueline. What on Earth could she have done to receive this punishment? That guy’s a jerk, and he shouldn’t be able to ever get out of prison. It’ll take poor Jacqueline years to be partially normal-looking again! He should receive some sort of penalty, like.. Uhh, Death! I don’t know this man, but I hate him.

  138. On December 27th, 2009 at 11:55 pm Stephen McGregor Says:

    You faced death and were in its grips…but you came back.
    YOU earned the right to live life to its fullest. Like the time you got refused entry into that dancing club in Caracas…that wasn;t about YOU. It was really about the insecurities of the club management. Don’t take it personally. MANY people are afraid of death, abe yournd they don’;t know why.
    Maybe your friends should start a new club and call it the Survivors Club? Just a suggestion…but you still need to get out and dance sometimes. If you owned the club, well…you can dance all night. LOL!
    The truth is this…most people talk about inspiration, but that’s all. They don’t know what REAl inspiration is until they see it face to face.
    How I got off my butt off the couch and went to get a job is not inspiration…
    But how I nearly burned to death in a fire and survived to appreciate life for every momenti forever after, IS.
    That’s inspiration.
    You’re not ugly Jacquie; you’re just changed in appearance because you went THERE and came back. But your heart is still Jacquie…
    And that’s why people who never met you LOVE YOU.
    Keep dancing.



  139. On December 28th, 2009 at 4:47 am rose Says:

    that’s pretty stupid that the drunk driver wasent hurt or enything!! I feel bad for the women becasue she was hurt reall bad. Now i am kinda scerd of driving. I dont think i will be driving at night when im 16 or 17. “T_T i think that going to be an advateg for my dad to tell me to get a head in my school work”!!

  140. On December 28th, 2009 at 4:48 am rose Says:

    Hope you feel better!!

  141. On December 28th, 2009 at 4:54 am rose Says:

    well LALALA. we wodent be bashing the guy if he did’t try to kill her by drinking and draving. At the same time he showd know not to be drinking and driving. If he is old enuf to drink he is old enuf to know whats right and wrong.

  142. On January 4th, 2010 at 11:55 pm Shannon Geister Says:

    Uhhh, why are people so stupid sometimes? only thinking of themselves. Jacqueline, you did not deserve what happened to you. No one deserves that. I am sorry for what you had to go through. I wish i had money to donate :( but i am very poor.

  143. On January 5th, 2010 at 4:51 am nanko kumbin Says:

    jackie, ur such a strong girl to move on with life the way ur doing; being on Oprah’s show, goin back to school and stuff like that. I know God has a purpose for keeping u alive n as for the drunken driver im sure this should have changed u forever.

  144. On January 12th, 2010 at 12:08 am Hailee Says:

    Jacqui i just wanted to say ur beautiful <3 and my prayers r with u! also im learning about drinking and driving in health and we have learned about u and i think ur story is amazing UR amazing! that guy i think didnt get a bad enough punishment because if someone shoots 2 people and the people die that person would most likely get life…. and yet all this immature kid gets is 7 years? thats just wrong (stay strong!)

  145. On February 3rd, 2010 at 10:17 am Charlotte Says:

    OMG! I feel sorry for that girl When I saw the first photo of her injured I nearly cried if you feel sorry for Jaqueline then put a comment that has the letter x at the end xx

  146. On February 3rd, 2010 at 1:19 pm Charlotte Says:

    I feel really sorry for Jacqueline but I think she will be strong and know that she still is loved and people know that she has done nothing wrong and I think she is fine now.

  147. On February 13th, 2010 at 11:51 am Shelia Says:

    god bless you i know you may not understand how something this bad could happen but god had no hand in your pain his hand is on you now and at times people blame him but it is the sin in this world that causes things to happen to good people the person drinking and driving is to blame my prayers are with you and your family

  148. On February 18th, 2010 at 5:59 pm Softball Queen Says:

    Jacqueline i’m so sorry for what happened to you… im so sorry and i will pray for you every night… again my prayers are with you and i am so sorry!

  149. On February 25th, 2010 at 9:16 pm stephania Says:

    i think that no one should drive drunk because the man is not hurt but he ruend some1 elses life

  150. On March 31st, 2010 at 12:33 am anonymous Says:

    Jacqueline is a saint. How many hold grudges for petty things, where she has forgiven in such a grevious circumstance. She is truly a model of what any higher power holds ideal. She is strong for sharing her story and beautiful for her determination. As for the guy, he’d never been in trouble before and was regarded as a good kid who made a stupid decision with unimaginable consequences. His story shows anyone who thinks it can’t happen to them that it can. Drinking and driving is wrong, period. This accident happened over ten years ago, yet drunk driving all too often still occurs? Why?

  151. On April 4th, 2010 at 5:09 pm soteris alkiviades Says:

    oh my GOD!!!!!!!!!!!Jacqueline i cant believe how strong you are!!!!!!!!!i am left speechless!!!!!!!i’ll be praying everyday for you from now on!!!!!!!you are now my no.1 hero.be strong and someday he is going to pay for what he had done.what goes around comes around!!!!!!your story has travelled all around the globe including my country which is across the other side of the world.Cyprus.

  152. On April 9th, 2010 at 5:50 am Tracy Says:

    How sad, however Jacquie, I believe God have a special place in life for you. You man not realize it, but you are a very beautiful person. To share such a tragic story to all. I cannot imagine that any one would drink and drive again after reading this story. May God continue to bless you and your family.

  153. On April 27th, 2010 at 3:51 pm Makayla Says:

    Wow, I can’t stand this. I watched a video today in school and it was all about her. It made me cry. We’re talking about alcohol and drunk driving and this has affected me the most so far. She is incredibely strong and I pray, that she will be able to live the rest of her life without having to worry about what people think when they see her. I admire what she’s done and everything. I’m so sorry.

  154. On May 20th, 2010 at 1:08 pm DARIELIS Says:


  155. On June 29th, 2010 at 1:30 pm Reshenda Says:

    Im very sorry……The same thing happened too me last year. I lost my nose….my lips and my left eye..its a very hard thing…i know and im sorry.

  156. On July 2nd, 2010 at 3:52 am merin anusha Says:

    Dear Jacqui, to me, you are the most beautiful girl in this world. There is not another soul in this world who can make the kind of difference like you did. God certainly has a plan for you and He will work a miracle in your life. You will be in my prayers everyday. God bless you Jacqui .

  157. On July 7th, 2010 at 12:37 pm Danj Andrews Says:

    this poor girl did nothing wrong at all. She wasnt drunk. It wasnt her fault. So why should she have to pay the price. She was so pretty. She is such a saint. She was beautiful. But one stupid mistake by one stupid teenager sent her life into a tragic disaster. She probally wishes she died. I know I would. She should be an example. You should not drink and drive. In the end, it might not be you who has to suffer, but it might be u tht has to deal with knowin wat u did to some kind innocent person and this poor girl is the perfect example of it. dont drink and drive.

  158. On October 19th, 2010 at 3:53 pm Audrina Says:

    :( :( :( :(

  159. On October 19th, 2010 at 8:52 pm Juan Says:

    Thank you sir for the Link!! Been looking for it on the website for about 10 minutes haha. I shall donate.

  160. On October 27th, 2010 at 12:01 pm Anonyms Says:

    Soooooooooooooooooo sorry wa t a pitty.. u r 1 in a milllllllllllllllllllliiion. i feel the pain you sufered that evening


  161. On November 20th, 2010 at 7:27 am baz Says:

    the guy was actually released from a 10 year sentence after serving only 9 years, he contacted Jacqueline to apologise and believe it or not he actually works with her touring all colleges and schools to educate them on the dangers of drinking and driving he tells them the truth that he did this to her and then he answers questions. he admits he is forever in her debt and hopes one day she can forgive him

  162. On November 21st, 2010 at 9:48 pm Allie Says:

    Stay strong girl. You’re in my prayers (:

    God only gives you as much as you can handle. What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger, if not physically, emotionally.

    2 years ago I tore my ACL and had to quit lacrosse and hockey permanently, also giving up a free ride to the University of Minnesota for woman’s hockey. I know it can’t even COMPARE with what you’re going through, but I understand how it feels to have your future changed forever.

    God will help you through this tough time. Listen to the song “Before the Morning” by Josh Wilson; it’s a beautiful song and I know it helped me in tough times.

    Good luck (:

  163. On January 30th, 2011 at 7:30 pm Michael Bakley Says:

    The One Man volleyball player named bob holmes was talking to the whole world and told what happen to this girl and this is the reason why he plays alone in vollyball because he wants to stand-out!

  164. On February 22nd, 2011 at 9:31 pm Eli Says:

    can somone plz send me a link to her website id love 2 donate Elijah13000@hotmail.com

  165. On March 10th, 2011 at 4:59 pm Adrienne Says:

    I feel horrible for her. But i know that she has the strength to pull through! im doing a persuasive speech on The Dangers Of Underage Drinking and why it is wrong. I will definatley show Jacqueline as an example. she is inspiring and will always be remembered. im so proud of her :)

  166. On March 24th, 2011 at 3:49 pm wes Says:

    god would never put u through something u couldnt handle because of the that boy sits in jail. so some of yall shouldn’t judg….;)

  167. On April 7th, 2011 at 8:23 pm jane Says:

    i have no words after seeing this 0_o

  168. On May 3rd, 2011 at 4:32 pm meri Says:

    ^So what if he sits in jail, she still had to suffer for nothing o.o Anyways, holy shit, I could never deal with that guilt in my life! If there’s a god, bless Jacky!

  169. On May 3rd, 2011 at 8:12 pm Jenny Says:

    this is horrible . if I was him, I would NEVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR forgive myself. this is a tradgedy no one should go through.

  170. On May 4th, 2011 at 12:24 am Connie Says:

    Oh. My. God. Poor Her! You can barely see her face in there.. :( And her hands! D:

  171. On May 4th, 2011 at 12:39 am Maddie Says:

    Oh, wow. That is probably the worst thing I’ve ever seen happen to a person. I feel terrible for her, but I hope we all support the boy who hit her, too. Can you imagine how he feels??? Lets all say a few prayers for these people.

  172. On May 4th, 2011 at 8:37 pm lily Says:

    i feel so bad for her she was so beautiful!

  173. On May 4th, 2011 at 10:05 pm mee Says:

    wow sucha terrible story, i feel so sorry for her…i can’t even describe it.
    she was sucha a beautiful girl and seems to be such a happy person, full of life and power.
    i hope she has the strength to go on and get her happiness back.

    i can’t understand why people can be so stupid to drive when they are drunk. i mean it’s their deal if they get drunk, but then walk home or take a taxi or something home, but don’t drive because then you are not only risking your life but also the life of other people.

  174. On May 7th, 2011 at 11:23 pm anonyms Says:

    she was such a beautiful girl . i cant believe this happened to her . but i bet shes thankful for being alivee . <3

  175. On May 11th, 2011 at 8:38 pm kitkatid360 Says:

    omg i am so sad for her if i waz rich i would send all my money to her to get better i dont care if i become poor, that woman did nothing to deserve that crap. that man should have put in jail for life for that. that waz just horrible and im praying to god that she gets better!!!!!!!(please god i will give up my life to make her better again she did nothing to deserve that)

  176. On May 22nd, 2011 at 10:48 pm susan Says:

    I am so sorry for wat happened to u and ur family u did not deserve this I watched u on oprah and I just cudnt believe it I cried I cried may god be with u at all times mayb we can meat sum day if u we’re my friend I wud always support u that’s wat friends do I’m sorry that sum don’t talk to u for those people who commet with no sympathy at all Then just don’t respond put ur self in her shoes

  177. On May 23rd, 2011 at 7:11 pm Sara Says:

    This just made me cry so badly.
    I donated.

  178. On May 25th, 2011 at 2:32 pm anonyms Says:

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! when i heard about what had happened to her i made a promise to my self that NEVER once in my life am I GOING TO DRINK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (please god take good care of Jacqui and her family. watch after her and try to keep her out of harms way.) i pray to you god that you will do that for me, Jacqui, and her family.

  179. On May 25th, 2011 at 8:43 pm Angelica Says:

    The courage and strength you have in yourself is one of the most beautiful things you can be..God Bless You

  180. On May 27th, 2011 at 9:42 pm Adele Oswald Says:

    This was a horrible tragedy. However, Lily, I see you write, “she was so beautiful”. Well, she is still beautiful, more beautiful than ever. Her inner beauty completely overpowers. I look at this woman and see such strenth. And her eyes, they shine like stars. I recently saw her again on the Oprah show and she is BEAUTIFUL!! She is everything every human being should want to be. There is so much more to beauty than perfect cheek bones or long eyelashes. I see her as a flower, forever blooming.
    As for the young man who caused this, it is sad that this has happened, however, you need to live again. You need to forgive yourself and do good in this world. We all make mistakes and hopefully learn from them. Learn from yours and find your purpose in life. Ask for forgiveness and forgiveness you shall receive.

  181. On June 1st, 2011 at 2:23 am Michael Says:

    Jacq, what are you interested in? I like stories of people who had challenges and what happened to them. I’m getting ready to market a series of short (10-20 minute) audio versions of about 14 people. Audible.com is interested.

    I have one about Amelia Earhart’s first flight across the Atlantic. I’d love to send it to you. My email is gkeller1984@hotmail.com If you’ll drop me a line I’ll send it to you. It’s nine minutes long. Best, Mike :)

  182. On June 5th, 2011 at 7:38 pm Brooke Says:

    Wow why isn’t this man still in prison not only did he hurt her and ruin a normal life she could have had he also killed her two friends that night they died on scene. here is a more detailed story…. http://helpjacqui.com/the-crash and to those who say “God are you there? I think not;” God was there he kept her alive and he let this happen to send people a message and he knew she could handle it, God is always there.:)

  183. On June 11th, 2011 at 4:17 pm somebodywhocares Says:

    omg, its amazing how somebody can still look so beautiful after whats happend to her <3

  184. On June 12th, 2011 at 4:25 pm Ashlee Says:

    Wow this is so sad. My friend showed me this yesterday. I prayed for her last night. God bless Jacqueline!!

  185. On June 20th, 2011 at 8:45 pm anonymous Says:

    God bless you Jackie!! 49 of my classmates are watching this right now, and half of them would drink and drive. Seeing this will change how they think about that. God definitely has His hand on you. :)

  186. On August 2nd, 2011 at 4:20 pm Nick M. Says:

    I was in a severe wreck myself. Got t-boned by a 48-ft. moving truck. 10-day coma, 2 1/2mos. in I.C.U. It has taken me this long (dec. 6th, 2002-today) to get back on my feet good. Still…not even close to this disaster. BUT, I feel for you, and shall hope for the best (as I’m pretty broke, heh).

    If I ever see you in person, there will be a big hug :-)

  187. On February 10th, 2012 at 7:50 pm Therese Gaines Says:

    hi jackie i just wanted to say that i am a person that was drinking and driving and i had hurted a dear close friend of mine because of it and also i had lost my children because of my drinking problem. Thanks to your story i got myself into a.a. and i am currently in recovery. You are such a brave woman and i appreciate you sharing with myself and the world what you have gone through. If it had not been for your story i would not be where i am today. i am getting my children back and i have 8 months clean and sober…thank you once again

  188. On March 10th, 2012 at 5:49 pm Im4peace Says:

    I pray for God to continue to bring comfort, peace and healing. Your a miracle and God is not through with you yet. The drunk driver made a huge mistake, but who are we to judge. I am in no way defending his actions, but we all make mistakes. He may have gotten mercy in the courtroom, but just having to live in his skin everyday is worse than anything that judge could have done to him. This is a beautiful young lady that touched many people. Through this horrible tragedy she has shown amazing strength and courage.

  189. On March 20th, 2012 at 3:49 am Anonymous Says:

    God obviously has a purpose for you in this world. He wouldn’t have kept you if he didn’t. God bless you and your family. Stay strong. You’re beautiful.

  190. On April 4th, 2012 at 2:52 am Katharine Latta Says:

    ok I don’t really know much about this stuff I recently got my drivers permit and this is really sad!! Jackie keep your head up and don’t let anyone hurt you in anyway. You are beautiful no matter what and don’t let anyone tell you different. Many people may say this is lame, fake, and boring but it’s not and they have no heart and are selfish people if they say that! Yo have come a long way and don’t let anyone put you down now.

  191. On April 18th, 2012 at 8:39 pm lily Says:

    get beter soon

  192. On May 8th, 2012 at 12:48 am Anonymous Says:

    I feel so bad!

  193. On May 17th, 2012 at 1:28 am Jaylen Says:

    Jackie I feel sooooooooooooooooooooooory I wish I cood do some thin aboute it i hope you git better :) xxxxxxxxxxxx

  194. On June 9th, 2012 at 9:49 pm Jaylen Says:

    It’s me agen a fell so sorry I will pray to god that you. Will fill Bette

  195. On August 30th, 2012 at 2:51 am Karen v Says:

    You are beautiful. I saw you on opha years ago and I hope I remember the right show but that really doesn’t matter what show it’s how I remember how amazing you where and how amazing you will always be I wish I had 1 percent of your courage love and forgivness and I also pray for the man behind the wiheel of the car people need to realize it only takes one time behind the wheel to do this to themselves and to the innocent people they hit meaning you and many others Jacqeline what I need to make people realize that 2 drinks are considered drunk driving but the truth is never have any thing acholic or perscritions with any warning lable that states not to operate any macanical or non macanical items bike , ect. I pray and hope you and your dad are well

  196. On October 21st, 2012 at 2:21 am Brokenhearted for you Says:

    We are going to pray for you everyday, My prayer for you is that God continues to embrace you and give you strength daily.I admire your forgiveness power.

  197. On December 3rd, 2012 at 10:03 pm ALINE Says:


  198. On December 21st, 2012 at 6:25 am Abiola Ladipo Says:

    Im speechless@the gravity,reaction&result ur goin tru.May the Almighty grant ur wishes,dreams&bravery to walk tru this trauma.

  199. On May 2nd, 2013 at 12:35 am alicia simpson Says:

    (im in 6th grade and we just learned about Jacqueline) God does not choose what people do. the thing is, it was the drunk guy’s fault. God doesn’t control people. God has a plan for evr1 so I just wanted to say this because I really believe God was there and is helping this family. God bless Jacqueline and her family.

  200. On August 16th, 2013 at 2:50 pm laiana Says:

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