Mom Saved My Life

If you don’t read this, you lose. It’s that touching. It’s that good.

Today’s story is from Chloe Veron

Chloe Veron is 21, a junior at Harvard. I’m sure she has a remarkable dad. I know she has a remarkable mom.

Mom saved my life

Mom Joy and Chloe

Chloe’s mother saved her life … and her sister Annie’s … and her brother Elliot’s, but paid a dear price. Chloe and her sister Annie, produced one of the most heart-warming, videos I’ve ever seen. It’s a well-deserved tribute to an incredible mom.

At Savvy Dad, we normally talk about dads. For Mother’s Day, it’s our privilege to honor one amazing mom. After seeing the video (and shedding a tear with Roseann), I sent a message to Chloe in the hope that she might share a photo and perhaps a comment or two. We had not met or communicated before.

Here’s what she wrote back:   
“Hi Greg,

This is Chloe Veron. Thank you so much for reaching out to me on Facebook! I am so incredibly happy that you would like to feature our video on your website. I’ve been looking at it for the past half hour, and it is truly amazing.

My mom ran in front of a car to save the lives of my brother, my sister and me. She did this without thinking. It was an automatic thought process. We came first in her mind, just as we still do, and she was willing to do whatever it took to ensure our safety, though she knew that it likely meant death for her.

When she somehow survived, and doctors looked her in the eye and told her she would never walk again, she was devastated, but she did not sink into depression. She did not retreat. She accepted what had happened, moved forward, and loved us every step of the way.

The love that a parent has for their child is endless. My mom has shown me what parenthood is. It is unconditional love. It’s about giving absolutely everything you have to your children, regardless of whether that means putting your life at risk. It’s about being able to move forward and express this love just as well in bad times as in good. It is undying and permanent, and it is this love that ties humanity together. I cannot wait to pass this incredible love on when I have children someday.

Thank you to all parents for the love that you show
your children each and every day.
It is this love that keeps the world beautiful.

Chloe Veron”

Mom saved my life

Chloe, Dad (Christophe), Brother (Elliot), Mom (Joy) and Sister (Annie)

Your Comments

  1. Gayle and Ann Linkenhoger

    What a beautiful tribute to your Mother!!! A special tribute to all Mothers.We love you Chloe….Nana and BaBa

  2. Erika

    Chloe, Your story has truly touched my heart. I lost my mom in a car accident in 1999, so it really resonated with me. There is no other love like that of a parent. This is such a beautiful reminder to sons and daughters to show their parents how much their unconditional love really means, not just on Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, but every day. Thank you for sharing your story. I know it will touch many hearts, just as it has touched mine.

  3. David Boecker-Grieme

    As a parent, this video brough tears to my eyes. It was a poignant illustration of a parent doing what I have always hoped I would have the inner strength to do. I love my twin boys dearly and truly believe that I would be willing to give my life to preserve theirs. It is reassuring and inspiring to hear of other parents who understand, as I do, that if there is an answer to the question, “What is the meaning to life?”, our children play a huge part in that answer. Beautiful.

  4. joel

    chloe; i went to school with your mother and she was one of those people that smiled and talked to every one, still probably one of the sweetest people ever


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