"There's a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out." -Lou Reed

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Happy News for Warren and Jackie Hance

For those of you that read my post about the tragic deaths of Diane Schuler and her three nieces in 2009, or if you knew of the case from the HBO Documentary or other sources, I have a wonderful bit of news.

Warren and Jackie Hance, who lost all three of their daughters in that crash, have just recently had a new baby girl. 

The original story was heartbreaking and confusing--with more questions than answers. A total of eight people were killed that day: Diane's own daughter, her three nieces, three other victims in another car, and Diane Schuler herself. But I couldn't stop thinking about Warren and Jackie, who lost so much--all three of their daughters. I often wondered how they managed to get through each day.

There is precious little information out there about Jackie or the baby. (And if anyone deserves their privacy, these people do). There were articles and photographs of her pregnant from September of this year, but I had trouble finding out anything further.

Then, I checked The Hance Family Foundation website. This is a foundation that Warren and Jackie started in memory of their girls. And on the front page, as part of a post about Thanksgiving, Warren mentions the baby, the girls' baby sister, Kasey Rose.

I cannot imagine how hard holidays must still be for them, and how huge the loss still is. I am amazed at the beautiful work of their foundation. Mostly, I am so happy to know that they have a little baby to bring some light into their lives this holiday season. 

I wish them nothing but joy and love.

Learn more about The Hance Family Foundation here.
Read my original post about the tragic events here.
Read this beautiful article by Jackie Hance written with such grace and strength earlier this year.


Loredana December 1, 2011 at 11:02 AM  

I remember this story very well and feeling so sad about the couple losing all their children at once. Then angry at the driver for being SO F*CKING SELFISH!!!! I'm so happy they now have a new baby girl to love but like you said I know the emptiness in their heart could never be filled. Now new memories will be made and this little sister will know all about the sisters she missed out on but i'm sure the 3 sisters are looking down on their new sibling and guiding her way.

Pat December 1, 2011 at 10:03 PM  

This is wonderful news - I hadn't heard. I am happy to hear that they are still together; so often a tragedy like this causes marriages to end in divorce. I only wish happiness upon this couple. Thanks for sharing this good news.

Laurel August 17, 2013 at 1:47 AM  

I knew nothing of the Hance family and their story until I read their book. I was very moved and felt tremendous sympathy for them. It's a parents worst fears. I pray for Gods peace beyond understanding for them.


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