DENTON (CBSDFW.COMD) – A startling discovery amid the anguish suffered by a family who lost two children in a car wreck has given comfort in a time of grief.
The family of Lesly De Luna has found an essay their daughter wrote the day before she died.
“You should never give up,” wrote the 12-year-old, “…you should always keep going.”
Those were some of the last words that little Lesly De Luna would ever put pen to paper. They now give her father hope at the bedside of his last living child. De Luna’s essay was written inside a classroom at her Whitesboro school on Friday. Only a day before she would perish along with her 7-year-old brother Edgar.
Someone plowed into the back of the family’s minivan in Denton. Four-year-old Carlito survived but remains on life support.
“I wants as many prayers as I can have, as many prayers you can do, just keep praying,” said Edgar De Luna, father of the three victims.
Lesly’s essay was part of a practice STARR test. The seventh grader wrote about the sacrifices her family made after her grandmother’s death and that: “People go through hard times, sometimes, they end up hurt, either physically or emotionally, but they should always stay strong.”
Her father believes those words were guided by the hand of God.
Faith and his daughter’s inspiring words are all that that keep Edgar De Luna from a feeling of complete despair.
“It doesn’t matter what religion you are… doesn’t matter what you believe. Just pray just pray for me, for my wife or my son, especially my son,” he said.
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