On April 7, 2018, Jim and Karisa Clemens were driving home with their five children, including their youngest daughter Julieanna, who was only two months old. Tragically, they were involved in a car accident caused by another driver losing control on the highway. The crash claimed the lives of Jim, Karisa, and Julieanna, leaving their four other children with a variety of injuries.
Despite the heartbreaking loss, the Clemens family’s community in Texas rallied around the bereaved children, offering their support during this difficult time. One of the family’s great aunts, Teresa Burrell, took to social media to share a photo of two of the children, Zachary and Angela, reuniting for the first time after the accident. In her Facebook post, Teresa expressed her amazement at the miracles that can happen when people align their devotion with God.
Over time, Teresa provided updates on the children’s recovery, noting that all three receiving medical attention were on the same rehab level and had recently been reunited. Despite the challenges they faced, Wyatt had regained power and movement after grieving paralysis on his left side, while Angela was speaking more every day and even took her first wheelchair ride in the sunshine. However, Zachary continued to struggle with difficulties eating and fighting off infections, causing both physical and emotional pain.
The Clemens family has turned to their community and the public for financial support as the siblings continue to require extensive medical care and healing. Teresa acknowledged that the children deserve a happier future than the one they have been dealt and expressed her deep sympathy for the sorrow and grief they are facing.