Dad's heart wrenching plea as he wakes from coma
'Please, not the babies'
By Practical Parenting team
October 07 2018
A dad-to-be has woken from a coma to discover his sister, wife and un-born twins were all killed in a tragic car accident.
Bronco Hoang was also injured in the horror smash on September 28. But as he came round in his hospital bed he was told what had happened to his family.
His aunt, Pham Crawford, told the Daily Telegraph he became heartbreakingly distressed and cried, 'Please, not the babies' after he was told that no other passenger had survived. He became so hysterical doctors made the decision to sedate him.
'He can't stop crying and feels guilty he's the only one who survived. He's in complete shock and in so much pain. We're all devastated, it would have been the first grandchildren for both families,' said his aunt.
Bronko survived the smash with a broken leg and ribs and a fractured cheekbone.
Father-of-four Richard Moananu, 29, faced 10 charges in relation to the incident and he will face two counts of manslaughter, driving unlicensed and aggravated dangerous driving resulting in death.
Family friend Lucy La has started a GoFundMe page to raise money for the family to cover funeral costs.
'The money we raised will be given to both Katherine's family as they begin to make funeral preparations,' the page says.
'We have also discussed with the family and they have agreed to donate some of the money to the trauma team who worked endlessly to save Katherine's life at the scene of the accident and rescuing Bronco.'
More than $45,000 has already been raised.
Katherine and Bronco were married in May this year after they met and fell in love at the Western Sydney University Taekwondo Club.
Club vice-president Hansel Rebello said they were an amazing couple. He described Bronco as having a 'infectiously vibrant outlook to life'.
'Katherine was a beautiful gentle soul who always had a smile on her face,' Hansel said.
'Pull through Bronko, you have a lot of mates waiting for you.'