Brandon Monroe Newton, born 7-23-92 at 5:43 pm. He was sweet, loving and outgoing. Loved life, his family and friends. He grew up in Norwood, North Carolina. He had a brother name Tyler and a sister named Morgan. He lived at home with his mom and sister and shared a home on the weekends with his dad, or whenever it was convenient for him(Brandon),lol. he was at the age to where he wanted to stay home where it was easier to hang out with his friends. He had the best Dad(Tim) and a wonderful step-mom (Sharon)..Although Brandon had a half brother and sister. all three were pretty much raised together. There was no half in the three of them. We always tried to include his brother on our family vacations. And I still do. Just because we lost the blood connection in the middle. The two left are still very close and tell folks they are siblings. Brandon was always the center of attention and making you laugh. He played soccer ball one season and baseball one season. only one loss for both teams both times. He was not a crowd person.. He was shy to a point but roudy in another. So he later got into skate boards and guitars. Its his dads family trait. Something he loved to do. I use to lay in bed at night and listen to him playing. You could tell what kind of mood he was in when he played. happy or mad. Never a night went by he didnt tell me good night and I love you mama. And every morning It was I love you mama have a good day. guess you can tell he was mamas boy, and proud of it. lol. It took a big adjustment when he passed to learn how to relive life as a family. As I am sure you know if you have experienced this, but if you havent Thank GOD or whoever you serve. Because no one deserves this pain.
September the 2nd 2007 my son asked a friend for a ride to the store. Both my son and daughter were wanting to go. But my son asked my daughter if she would stay home and let the boys go. she stayed home. ( Thank God..)
As the kids were leaving the store a witness said they were laughing and jamming to music. She turned around to finishing pumping gas. She said in a slpit second she heard a crash. When she turned she saw that the kids had been T-boned in the drivers door. The driver Robert Stencil 18 years old was killed instantly. He had just graduated high school in the spring. His mom was camping and just had a feeling she needed to go home. And she got the news. I ws in another state at a friends house. The kids were suppose to be gone with friends that day. I got a phone call and had the sickest feeling in my stomach. Didnt want to answer it but knew it was something about one of my kids. It was a doctor at Stanly Regional Medical Center. Told me my son Brandon was in an accident and he needed my permission to treat, sedate him, he ordered for a helicopter from Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte N.C. He told me Brandon ws complaining of his chest hurting and thought maybe it was from the seatbelt. But he wanted to be on the safe side. I knew instantly it was not good. Got to the hospital a Doctor came out and told us our son was in bad shape. Most folks with his injuries die within minutes. He said your son is still alive and I cant tell you why. He said he has 2% of folks with this injury lives. the impact of the drivers body crushed his ribs and knocked the auortic artery out of the bottom out of the heart. He survived through the heart repair, and while they were in the process of checking what organs were going to work and what wouldnt his heart give out. The only words I remember are He was with a little while. He will always be missed and loved with all of my heart. He was so full of life. The doctors had said if he did survive he may not be able to walk again. He would not have wanted that, and I know that now. But I told the doctor I didnt care I just want my baby.. He is gone in body but his spirit will never leave us. We were blessed to have him for the fifteen years we did.. Doesnt stop the pain of missing him though. He passed Monday morning on Labor day Sept. 3rd at 5:47am 2007.. The driver and passenger in the other car, they lived, I am very thankful. But they were teens also. And all four of the boys were connected as a friend or an acquaintance in some way. I pray this accident doesnt have a horrible impact on the two that survived. I know they will always remember it, and it will always be in the back of their minds. I pray this makes a positive impact and it is something they can use to tell others that it only takes an instant for your life to change or end. God bless all parents that have this hole in their heart. It will never mend, it only gets tolerable through time. It does change our world as a parent. The number of children you have and the number you should have when you leave this world. But life and accidents happen everyday. And you can have two three ten it doesnt matter the loss of one destroys your ability to function. What you once had and what you lost can never be replaced. Cars are material things they can be replaced. But lives cant. When you drive make sure your focus is on getting from point A to point B. Everything else in life while behind the of a car can wait. I cant say what driver was at fault, and I cant be mad at anyone. I am thankful the parents of the surviving kids didnt get the same call. I hate it for the other Mother that did that day. Never thought I would be a mom that would say I had two kids now I only have one. Think while driving,it only takes an instant.