Daughter Of Pedestrian Hit By Drunk Driver Speaks Out
NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Amber McDonald and her mother Theresa Lawton share a love for God and each other. "If there was such a thing as an angel that lived on earth it would be her," said Amber.
But the unthinkable happened Wednesday. "My stepfather called me and said there's been an accident just drive calmly here it's ok," she said.
Unfortunately everything was not ok. Theresa had been hit by a car while walking to a church group along Marathon road in Madison.
"I know she's going to use this what happened to her as her ministry as her legacy," said Amber.
The driver of that car was 43 year old Gregory Capps. He's been charged with felony vehicular assault, driving on a revoked license and police say he tested positive for alcohol. Yet it's not enough to break this family's spirit
"The people who did this to her she would be saying forgiveness, forgiveness," said Amber.
And even though Amber says her life has since changed forever she knows she has to forgive too knowing her faith and her mother's strength will carry them through it.
"She's able to hear and when I held her hand and told her I loved her she squeezed it," she said.
So even though there are so many unanswered health questions, she's confident and optimistic about her angel. Amber said, "She's too valuable of a soldier for goodness for God to let this go. She has so much more work to be done."