To the editor,

My daughter was involved in a car accident on April 12, 2015. She was on ST RT 66 heading to Delphos to visit with a friend. As she was driving, she took her eyes off the road to scratch her leg. In a matter of seconds, every parent’s worse nightmare happened. She lost control of her car, hit a telephone poll and her car continued to flip into a field.

There was a car of teenagers behind her that witnessed this happen. As other cars continued to drive past, these young adults pulled over and proceeded to help my daughter. I cannot thank these kids enough for stopping to help my daughter and wait with her until the EMS, sheriff and her father and I arrived.

Fortunately, this story has a happy ending … thank goodness for seatbelts and airbags! My daughter walked away with just a few bumps and bruises. The car is totaled, but cars can be replaced.

I wish I could give these young people anything they wish for to show my gratitude and how thankful I am to still have my daughter here to hug. Her father and I would like to thank you and publicly acknowledge your act of compassion and kindness. Your parents should be proud to have raised such caring young adults.

So to Justin Moenter, Danielle Harman, Chase Harman, Gravin Seffernick and Austin Lucas……THANK YOU!

Sincerely,

Bryanna Perez-Elford

Shonda Elford-Mother

David Elford-Father

Defiance