On May 7, 1978 a drunk driver ran down a mother and her two children. Loise Lavallee's life was changed forever. She and her four-year-old son were not badly hurt, but her seven-month-old daughter was severely injured. Both of Eloise's legs were broken, her back was broken and a vertebra in her neck was crushed. Two months after the accident, during another long and painful surgery, oxygen was cut off to Eloise's brain and she suffered severe brain damage.