Mum Shares Heart-Breaking Photo Of Children's Graves With Lunch Boxes For 'First Day Of School'
A devastated mum has shared a heart-breaking photo of the graves of her three children killed by a drunk driver, on what would have been their first day back at school with lunch boxes on their graves.
The poignant photo was shared by Jennifer Neville-Lake, from Bampton,Ontario, on Facebook to mark what would have been a new school year for her children Daniel, nine, Harry, five, and two-year-old Milly.
The three kids would have been starting their eight, fourth and second grades this September - but they were tragically killed in 2015 after a drunk driver went through a stop sign.
Sharing the image, Jennifer wrote: "These were their lunch bags for their 2015 school year.
"The boys took their lunch bags to school and Milly took hers to her music class and when she would spend Fridays with my dad. Our family's first day of school because of a drunk driver."
Jennifer included the hashtag #NotOneMore.
Speaking to Good Morning America, heart-broken Jennifer said: "When I read it to a friend, she mentioned how it made her never want to complain about too much homework, or silly things again and appreciate the moment.
"Your choices become actions that have consequences... I will never, ever get to watch, participate in and with, enjoy, celebrate, cry with, learn with, grow with, be with any of my children again because of another adult's decision to drive drunk."
The three children were killed while on the way back from their grandparents when Marco Muzzo smashed into the van carrying the kids and their grandparents and great grandmother - only Jennifer's mother Neriza Neville survived.
Cops later found that Muzzo's blood alcohol level was twice over the legal limit.
Talking to ABC News in 2015, Jennifer said: "My parents were running late, and I was getting annoyed.
"But when 5 o'clock hit I was like, 'this is really late for them'. I tried calling their phones and they didn't answer me.
I flipped on the news and I saw the crash and I said, 'That's my van.'"
Jennifer and her husband Ed were told by police their eldest son Daniel had died shortly after the crash. Harry and Milly were airlifted to hospital but doctors were unable to save them.
"I remember saying to the doctor, 'All of my children? All of my children are gone? This can't be true,'" she said in 2015. "Our lives are pretty much over because our whole family has been taken."
Muzzo pleaded guilty to drink driving and sentenced to ten years in prison.
Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Jennifer Neville-Lake
Topics: US News