“This is a crazy nightmare”: Mom and three children who died in a blackout in Texas tell the last moment
Last Monday, Jackie Pham Nguyen was very grateful that he still has power in his home in Texas. Her children-Colette (5 years old), Edison (8 years old) and Olivia (11 years old)-playing in the snow that morning, then went in for hot chocolate and leftovers . Food in Chinese New Year celebrations. They played banana games and other board games for several hours, and their grandmother Loan Le joined them. The 75-year-old man lost heat in her home due to power outages in the state. She braved the icy road to hide in their Sugar Land home. These three brothers and sisters unfortunately died in Deep Freeze in Texas. It doesn’t have to be this way. “To be honest, it was a great day. We had lunch at home and wandered around. The kids were excited about not going to school because it was Presidents Day and we were always broadcasting the news in the background,”
; Jackie said. “I feel very grateful for the whole day. We are one of the 10% to 15% of Houston in power.” When the lights went out at 5 pm, the family was not depressed. They huddled together to keep warm, Jackie lit the fireplace and continued to play the game. At about 9:30 or 10 in the evening, Jackie hid the children on the bed upstairs and slept in the room downstairs. Four hours later, the house caught fire. Jackie said that she didn’t remember much that night, except when she woke up in a hospital bed, the firefighters told her that the children and her mother were gone. “After that, I can’t breathe anymore. Even now, I can’t believe it. This is a crazy nightmare, I have to wake up anytime now,” Jackie told The Daily Beast, “We all lived so perfectly and normally How did it end?” She said that the authorities are investigating the cause of the fire, which occurred during extreme weather and a fatal power crisis across the state. Initial reports on social media suggested that hell may have started with a fire that was lit by a family to keep warm. Dozens of people in Texas and across the United States were killed in a winter blizzard last week. The cold weather caused severe damage to Lone Star State, where infrastructure failures caused millions of people to lose electricity, heat and water. Among the dead was 11-year-old Cristian Pineda, who died of hypothermia due to freezing to death. Mobile homes in Conroe. The sixth grade and his family came to the United States from Honduras two years ago. Cristian’s mother Maria has filed a $100 million improper death lawsuit against the state’s grid operator Texas Electric Reliability Commission (ERCOT) and utility company Entergy Corporation. Houston mother Etenesh Mersha And their 7-year-old daughter Rakeb Shalemu passed away. After they desperately to keep the car warm, they died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Andy Anderson, a Vietnamese veteran in Crosby, died of hypothermia while trying to run the generator; he relied on an oxygen machine, which cannot be used without electricity Running. There are many tragic loss stories, and even more. Power grid disaster. Kon said: “We don’t know what happened.” “We don’t know why the lights went out like that. The city should be prepared for this. Why turn off the power? If there is no blackout, it will not happen.” As far as she is concerned, Jackie Chan did not even begin to consider the allegations of negligence against the Texas power operator. “I’m in this diversionary crisis mode now,” Jackie told us in a long-stay hotel. “I’m just waiting for what people say.” “People are greedy”: The absurd electricity bill attacked Jackie, a Texan who said that she spent two days in the hospital burn room before leaving under the advice of a doctor. For several days, she still smelled like smoke from a burning house until she finally found a hotel with running water. “I don’t remember much that night.” She said. “I inhale a lot of smoke. It hurts some of my brain cognition a bit. I really just hope that many things will come back. Jackie remembers letting Olivia and her friends from the New York summer camp pass that night Zoom talked, even though Jack wanted to save the energy of electronic devices in the event of a power failure. “I am grateful that I have been tolerant of this, so she can do this. Jackie said. She remembered that the children tried to teach loans to play the card game “Speed”, but loans did not become popular. She thought of Colette, who was nicknamed Cocoa, and suggested that they mixed chocolate syrup with milk because they ran out of cocoa powder. Even during Hurricane Harvey in 2017, loans still stubbornly chose to live alone. “I thought it was so strange that she didn’t even give me a sad experience,” Jackie said of the Monday night. “I’m a bit wondering… whether things happened this way so that she could be there. The sad mother was burned by the fire and smoked, she said, her mind was echoing. She recalled standing on her two floors. In the hall of the building, there was a wall of flames. She screamed for the children, but did not hear them. She only heard the crackling of the fire and the noise of the walls disintegrating. She believed her female friend-a whole The light sleeper who stayed in bed at night-dragged her away from home. The friend tried to call 911, but her phone didn’t work properly, so she ran out and hit the neighbor’s door. “Obviously, as a parent, you will Ask yourself if you can do something,” Jackie said. “The way to explain it to me is simply: I am lucky to be alive. When Jackie tried to sort out what happened that night, she said that she wanted people to know the importance of her children and their grandmother in life, an unsung hero and glue. Jackie’s parents immigrated to the United States in 1981 from Vietnam where Jackie was born. Loan and her husband Cau Pham (Cau Pham) were refugees from Malaysia, then came to California, and then moved to Texas. Jackie’s three children are first-generation Americans. Check out the post shared by Jackie Pham Nguyen (@jaxwin) on Instagram “If it weren’t for my child, I don’t think she would succeed if she could do it.” Cau passed away a few years ago. “They gave her a sense of purpose. She arranged for them to pick up everything at school at three o’clock. She bought us the groceries.” Jack added, “I can’t say how much my mother helped me and helped me. The children have won grace.” Jackie’s colleagues at the technology company Topl and her colleague at Rice’s University will receive an MBA this spring. The university launched GoFundMe and raised more than $278,000. Currently, the fundraising event is a placeholder for the future foundation of Colette, Edison and Olivia. (Kon also created a GoFundMe on behalf of her brother Nathan Nguyen (the child’s father).) She said that all her children are completely different “little humans.” Queen, Journey and other classic rock music.Jackie said: “She is an ancient soul, deep in the body of this middle school student.” “She will tell me about the song. She is curious about everything she can dive. For each song, she reads the lyrics, Look up the history and learn about the band members. She might have been in danger or some sort of trivial matter. They are both the oldest in the family. “She is really a good sister,” Jackie said. “It was a love-hate relationship. [being the oldest child]. This is a burden. Edison just turned 8 in November. He was a cute and gentle boy. He liked art and painting, and he was also interested in other people’s emotions. Jackie said that Edison was autistic and struggled with social skills, but he was also very considerate. “He can always feel whether I am sad, stressed, or worried. He will only check on me-I am 8 years old!” “I will ask him,’Are you happy, son? How are you doing today?’ A lot of what we said to each other was: “If you are happy, I am happy,” Jackie said. “If you stay with him for a minute, you know he has a warm heart. “Colette, 5 years old, is a girl who is unrestrained, especially when making videos for TikTok. She even produced and demonstrated a PowerPoint presentation of Jackie’s birthday with the words: “I love 5 reasons for mom. “Jackie has been dancing and talking to herself, as if she was performing live.” “She will not accept her birth order.” No matter what, no one would knock her or bully her. “But she is also very loving and affectionate, always holding her mother or holding her hand. Jackie said: “Even if she looks at you, she looks at you eagerly and deeply, which is very cute. Jackie said that she hopes that GoFundMe funds will be used for careers related to performance and visual arts, autism awareness, and reading and reading. She said: “Literacy is a topic directly related to the identity of the child. “They are amazing little people, they will grow up to be great, can make real contributions and make a difference.” She said. for them. If they can live their lives, this is the kind of good they might do. “Read more in “Daily Beast”. Send it to your inbox every day. Register now! Daily Beast membership: “Beast Inside” takes a deeper look at stories that are relevant to you Introduction. Learn more.