“Maybe. . . Just maybe this will help you! It was hard for me to do this so don’t take it for granted!” Rick Ellis wrote on Facebook along with an emotional video he took in front of his daughter’s grave. He lost his 6-year old daughter four years ago in a drunk driving accident. The worst part, Rick says the child’s mother was the driver.
“I’m gonna tell you something. Life isn’t about getting high.”
“My little girl was killed from a mother who wanted to get high; drink, party and have fun. It didn’t work out too well. I’m going to show you something that is the end result of your partying on Friday nights, Saturday nights, whenever. Want to get drunk, play around, get stupid? This is what happens…”
Rick then turns the camera to a grave stone with the names Christy M. Johnson Ellis and Lindsey Kay Ellis. He then says, “This is my precious little girl who had been killed in a drunk driving accident. Her mother had been partying for two days, staying up all night, drinking whiskey, having fun. Everything was great. Well, it ‘aint so great now.”
Rick said the two were crushed to death in an accident near Beaumont, Mississippi. The mother, Christy, was on her way to Gulf Shores Alabama.
His video has since gone viral. Watch it below for his full plea.