True Stories

  • True Stories

    • In 1991, Jason was street racing with friends and drinking alcohol. They all thought they were just having a good time, but that changed in a split second when he caused a crash that killed his passenger, his 15 year-old brother, Aaron. Jason was convicted of vehicular manslaughter  for the death of his little brother, and sent to California State Prison on a six year sentence. He was released in November of 1995 after serving almost 4 years.
    • Early on Sunday morning, September 18, 1999, Jacqueline Saburido, 20, and four friends were on their way home from a birthday party. Reggie Stephey, an 18-year-old star football player, was on his way home from drinking beer with some buddies. On a dark road on the outskirts of Austin, Texas, Reggie’s SUV veered into the Oldsmobile carrying Jacqui and the others. Two passengers in the car were killed at the scene and two were rescued. Within minutes, the car caught fire. Jacqui was pinned in the front seat on the passenger side. She was burned over 60% of her body; no one thought she could survive. But Jacqui lived. Her hands were so badly burned that her fingers had to be amputated. She lost her hair, her ears, her nose, her left eyelid and much of her vision. She has had more than 50 operations since the crash and has many more to go.