After losing their parents and their 2-month-old sibling to a car crash, four siblings reunited for the first time.
On April 7, 2018. Near Sterling City, Texas, a horrific car accident led to a tragedy.
The parents, Jim and Karisa Clemens, as well as their 2-month-old daughter, Juliana, lost their lives, leaving their four children behind.
All of the four siblings, Angela, Zachery, Wyatt, and Nicholas, suffered critical injuries.
After the crash, the three eldest children were rushed to a Fort Worth hospital.
The oldest one, Angela, 8 at the time, suffered severe head trauma leaving her in a week-long coma and broke both her legs.
Zachery, 5, broke his back and suffered many internal injuries.
The third sibling, Wyatt, 4, suffered several strokes and was initially left partially paralyzed on his left side.
Nicholas, 2 at the time, was treated at the hospital for his injuries and released a few days later into the care of an aunt.
When Angela woke up after a week in a coma, the first person she asked for was her brother. In May 2018, Teresa Burrell, the siblings’ great aunt, said:
“So we knew she had remembrance of her family. It’s really hard with brain damage to know where you’re headed. But we are very hopeful from where we were a couple of weeks ago.”
Yet, when Angela, Zachery, and Wyatt saw each other for the first time since the accident, everyone regained their hope.
It was a heart-wrenching moment.
“It was what they really needed. They just are grieving and were comforting each other.”
Terribly, during his recovery, little Zachery began showing signs of depression.
Therefore, the hospital threw an ice cream party to cheer him up. The special guests at the party were Angela and his brother Wyatt. Their great aunt shared:
“They sang silly songs and it was like night and day. He just improved. All three of them being together just lifted his spirits. He just cheered up.”
The journey to recovery of the siblings was incredibly challenging, but they received tremendous help from a fundraiser that raised nearly $300,000.
“So many good people, from all different kinds of faiths, have united their prayers on behalf of these children, and we’ve felt it. We felt it as a family and we’ve definitely seen it in these children. We’ve just seen it. It’s just been a miracle and it’s been amazing.”
It was reported that the children now live with their grandmother, Susan Skillicorn, and her husband, Richard, who also have a teenage daughter named Jaycee.
Skillicorn is still grieving the loss of her daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter, but she is focused on making the Clemens children feel “loved and secure.”
She explained that the children have “a bond there that I don’t know that we could ever understand.”
We wish the entire family lots of love, luck, and health in life! Stay united, you heroes!
May God be with you all!