Sunday, April 17, 2016

Tiffany’s Gift event shows driving and drinking don’t mix

VALLEY NEWS | Tony Ault


Young Tiffany Breslin and her friend “Dessie” from Murrieta were floating on their Skidoos in the middle of the Colorado River just talking and having fun over the Fourth of July weekend in 2008 when tragedy struck.

A high speed motorboat racing down the river at a very high rate of speed piloted by a suspected drunken driver suddenly crashed and sliced over the two Skidoos throwing the two mortally injured, bleeding girls into the cold water. After being pulled out of the waters by other boaters and rescue crews they were rushed to a nearby Needles hospital. Dessie was pronounced dead there while Tiffany, comatose but still breathing, was life-flighted to a Las Vegas critical care hospital.

“It was a walk through Hell,” said Tiffany’s mother, Debbie Breslin, who with the rest of her family had to make the long drive into Las Vegas to their daughter’s bedside, where doctors sadly declared Tiffany was brain-dead, with no hope of recovery. Her 14-years of life as a promising athlete, a kind friend and loving daughter ended July 6, 2008. Continue reading 
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