AFD pays surprise visit to 11-year-old crash victim

Updated: 02/05/2014 5:55 PM | Created: 02/05/2014 11:09 AM
By: Ryan Luby, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Tonight, we're hearing from a little girl who's overcoming physical and emotional wounds.

Megan Sanchez was on a motorcycle with her father Danny when they were hit head-on by a suspected drunk driver in Jarales nearly two weeks ago.

Her father was killed in the crash.

11-year-old Megan survived, but has been in UNM hospital ever since.

Today, she got a visit from metro area firefighters.

There's a universal truth that children should never suffer.

Yet, at UNM Hospital, firefighters realized 11-year-old Megan has endured simply too much, physically and emotionally.

She's overcoming the wounds you can see, all from the crash that hurt her and killed her father, but the wounds you can't see run deep.

That's why the firefighters are here.

A random act of kindness, as they deliver a handful of gifts, complete with a wagon in tow.

All of it, their way of extending a hug to a family that really, truly needs it.

Megan's mother Naeomi said the last two weeks have understandably been tough.

As she and her family have to learn to live different lives, she hopes our state will embrace new methods to stop drunk drivers.

After all, the man who's accused of drinking, driving, and killing her husband was convicted of the same crime just eight years ago.

Because, if there's another universal truth about children, it's that a little girl should not grow up without a father.

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