Kelly Lemon 1was an active 12 year old kid who loved theater and snowboarding. She couldn’t wait to start Grade 7. She lived a pretty normal life those first 12 years. But on July 29, 2000 all that changed. Her family was returning home from summer holidays in preparation for the start of the school year. She was in the car with her Mom, her sister Jamie who was 17 and her brother JD who was 15. They faced a 24 hour drive home.
Her brother had just gotten his learner’s permit and was driving. Kelly’s Mom sat in the passenger’s seat. Jamie and Kelly slept in the back seat. Suddenly, Kelly woke up to the most horrifying sound of her brother screaming and yelling profanities she had never heard from his mouth. She sat up just in time to see a guardrail in front of her. Then everything went black.