Jacqueline Saburido was hit by a drunk driver in Austin, Texas.
She was pinned inside the vehicle as it caught on fire, leaving her with
severe burns over 60 percent of her body. Her life was changed forever.
Please.. Do Not Drink and Drive.
If your friends try to drive after drinking, have the courage to stop them.
This post includes several pictures of Jacqueline Saburido, a pretty girl who, according to the eRumor, was in a vehicle struck by a drunk driver in 1999 and was burned beyond recognition.
The story is true and heart-wrenching.
Jacqui was a student from Venezuela who had come to the U.S. to study English.
On September 19, 1999, 20-year-old Jacqui was in a car with four other friends on the outskirts of Austin, Texas when they were hit by an 18-year-old high school boy on his way home from drinking with some friends.
The car in which Jacqui was riding caught fire.
Two of her friends died.
She survived, but with burns over more than 60 percent of her body.
Nobody thought she would survive.
She lost her hair, her nose, her ears, he left eyelid and much of her vision.
Her fingers were amputated.
She’s become a spokesperson against drunk driving.
Jacqueline Saburido has no nose or ears, limited vision, stubs for fingers and constant pain. But she survived the fiery wreck in 1999 that killed two friends on Austin’s RM 2222. She has come a long way since last summer, when she still struggled to do basic tasks such as wipingher face. In her home hangs a wooden crucifix carved by an aunt, one of many signs of faith she keeps near.
The skin on Jacqui’s head is stretched taut across her skull and breaks very easily, requiring frequent treatment and bandaging. She feels as if she is growing up again, she says, except she doesn’t know whether she ever will. ‘In reality, I’ve been born again, and so it’s like I died. I’ve lived all the stages of a baby,’ she says.
“Do not prove your manhood by how much you can drink. Wine has been the ruin of many.”
SIRACH 31:25 (TEV)