Two months ago, Shannon Zisa of Altamonte Springs was going for a bicycle ride with her husband and their 18-month-old daughter when the three of them were hit by a car. According to their GoFundMe page, the family was on the sidewalk waiting for the light to change when the car hit.
Their daughter, Adalyn, was killed in the accident. The GoFundMe says husband Dane Zisa sustained severe head trauma, broken bones and organ damage, while Shannon suffered from a broken leg and a concussion.
The driver, Shona Lynn Wallace, was charged with DUI manslaughter after toxicology found evidence of marijuana, cocaine, fentanyl and nordiazepam in her system, according to Fox 35. The Zisa family suffered even more once they found out that Wallace was uninsured, leaving the family with mountains of medical bills.
Now, Zisa is speaking out about the incident that killed her daughter and left her husband in the ICU. “I am thankful the police department was able to arrest her and to take her off of the streets, so she cannot do this to another family,” Zisa said.
Zisa spends a lot of time with her unconscious husband at the hospital. “Sometimes he seems to remember the song we danced to at our wedding. So I play it regularly,” she said. With her husband hospitalized, she must plan her daughter’s funeral on her own.
“No parent should have to bury their child, especially to do it without their spouse,” Zisa said. “I hope that one day we will walk out of that hospital together and that we can fill our home with laughter again.”
Read the full story on Fox 35.
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