- 11 years old
- Date of birth: Aug 21, 1996
- Place of birth:
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
- Date of passing: Dec 22, 2007
- Place of passing:
Houston, Texas, United States
|Let the memory of Lily be with us forever|
Lily Thao Ngo was born on August 21, 1996 in a small town outside of Boston, MA. She entered our lives and forever changed our worlds.
Lily was very shy and friendly to everyone she met. She would amuse her grand-father by accompanying him on fishing trips and her grand-mother by eating her home made yogurts.
In 2001, Lily and her parents moved near San Jose, CA. Lily became an older sister that year. From that point on, Kathleen looked up to her for guidance and reassurance. They would band together to get their ways with their parents and yet bicker like siblings normally do.
A few years later, Uncle Dale and Auntie Tammy brought younger cousin Jasmine into Lily's world, shortly followed by Alexander, born 2 days before Lily's 11th birthday, whom Lily never had a chance to meet.
On Saturday December 22, 2007, Lily, Kathleen and their parents flew to Houston, TX to have a two week holiday over Christmas and New Year. They were to be joined by family and friends in the upcoming days.
That evening, on their way to dinner soon after landing in Houston, their Honda Accord was violently rear-ended by a speeding Ford F-150 sending the small coupe into a drainage ditch.
The drunk driver of the Ford was heavily intoxicated beyond the legal limit and arrested at the scene. Alejando Sandoval's blood alcohol concentration, BAC, was .12% according to authorities. He is an illegal immigrant from Mexico and has been charged with intoxicated manslaughter and is awaiting trial.
Lily's parents and sister had non life threatening injuries and were rushed to local hospitals in two ambulances. However, Lily had severe injuries and was life-flighted to the hospital. At 10.45pm (CST), Lily was pronounced dead.
Lily was really into Disney's High School Musical; there was a discussion between her and her Auntie Linh whether or not Zac Efron was really that cute. Lily loved that she got her ears pierced (finally!!) and was starting to spend more time at the mall shopping, much like her Auntie Twee. Other times she would patiently show her Uncle Brian how to play the latest video games. The day before her death, she was able to spend time with her friends at the movies.
Lily's smile was brightening and her laugh, contagious. She will be missed dearly by her family and friends.
"Hi there love,
It's been so long since I've spoken to you. I take full blame, but I just never been in a great place ever since you left. Though I don't seem to express it often, I miss you every day of my life and when I'm speaking to you or of you, it always hits home. I've changed a lot throughout the years that I really wish you were a part of physically to see. But thank you anyways for always being there for me as my angel. I know you're watching over me and it really helps. I love you best friend and miss you oh so much.
With lots of love,
"Today is your special day, we are here to celebrate your 20th birthday. We miss you dearly and wish nothing but the best for you in heaven. Love Daddy, Mommy. Kathleen, Cory and your baby sister Angelika."
"miss you Lily"
"Happy 18th birthday my sweet angel, we hope you'll find peace above.
We'll always remembering your beautiful smiles and that little almond eyes of your. Love daddy, mommy, Kat, Cory and Angelika"
"We miss you Lily"
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