I’m Daniel Creech, and I am thirty-nine years old. I’ve been married to a wonderful woman, Samm, for fifteen years, and we have three boys. I grew up in Hanahan, South Carolina.I am going to share a story that changed my life forever.
On March 7th, 1999, Samm and I were at a friend’s house in Summerville. Samm lived in Florida at the time and was getting ready to drive home.As we approached an intersection, we noticed a tragic automobile accident. I jumped out of Samm’s truck and ran up to one of the cars which had been t-boned.I saw what I thought was a dead man in the car and a crowd of people starting to gather.I noticed the car was on fire, and then I saw the man move.I opened the passenger door because the impact pushed the driver’s door in almost to the console; I cut the seatbelt off with my knife and pulled him out.His left side was crushed including his leg and hip. His facial shape was gone, and he was bleeding from the mouth.While on the side of Trolley Road., a man with a medical bag ran up and started working on him. He ran an IV and intubated him on the scene.Talk about real life stuff, it was the craziest thing I had ever seen.I looked over and noticed a little girl, his daughter, laying on the road with Samm and some other people.Someone had pulled her out right before I got there.Medivac came and took the girl because she was in worse shape than her father.Samm and I decided to go to the hospital and see if they were going to make it.
We arrived at MUSC and met the wife of the man in the car.Her name was Genie Gore, and she told us her husband’s name was Dennis.She hugged me and thanked me for what I had done.We stayed for a while, and as we were leaving, I noticed there was a large crowd that had gathered.They were all praying for this family, and I thought “Who is this man?” I then thought of all these people; I knew he must be important.Then a man cam…