“This is a crazy nightmare”: Mom recounts the last moments with her 3 children who died in a power failure in Texas
Last Monday, Jackie Pham Nguyen was grateful to have power left in her Texas home.
Their kids – Colette, 5, Edison, 8, and Olivia, 11 – were playing in the snow that morning before coming back from the New Year celebrations after hot chocolate and scraps of food. They played bananagrams and other board games for hours.
Their grandma, Loan Le, joined them. The 75-year-old, who lost heat in her own apartment due to the state power blackout, braved icy streets to seek shelter in her home in Sugar Land.
“To be honest, it was a great day. We ate lunch and hung out at home. The kids were excited that they didn’t have school because it was President’s Day, and we just had the news in the background the whole time, ”Jackie said. “The whole day I was grateful that we were …