CHRISTOPHER, IL (KFVS) - A southern Illinois mother has formed an organization to help children with disabilities and to honor her two young children that were killed in a drunk driving related crash.
Kaybrin Osborn, 9, Halle Young, 7, and their grandfather Mike Furlow, 49, were killed by a drunk driver traveling the wrong way on Interstate 75 in Atlanta, Georgia on June 21, 2015. The childrens four-year-old brother, Clayton Flood, was thrown from the vehicle but survived -- however he lost the ability to walk and suffers several other medical complications from the crash.
"Not in one minute did I ever think they I would lose my children," Ingoldsby said.
Their mother Kimberly Ingoldsby spends her days attending to her son Clayton at their home in Christopher, Illinois She has also formed an organization to honor her children and to help children with disabilities.
"You find something to hold on to. Whether's it's a thing, an object, a picture, a moment, a memory, a person," Ingoldsby said.
Kaybrin and Halle's Memorial Play Garden will be located in Christopher.
"I had these extraordinary beautiful children, there's no way I'm doing something as simple as two headstones," Ingoldsby said. "Because they deserve way, way more than that."
Ingoldsby has plans to include an interactive therapeutic garden, a handicap accessible pirate ship, and sea life sculptures. She said she'd also like to put in other workspace to help children with sensory development like a puppet theater and a sandbox.
The group has filed to become a non-profit and hopes to have the garden project complete by June 2016.