CREATED Nov. 29, 2013
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Her smile, contagious.
A spunky, hard-working young woman, Dominique Landreville was preparing to take on the world.
But, at the beginning of this month, her life changed in a matter of seconds.
"We were pretty much told when we first got there, that she probably wasn't going to make it through the night," James Landreville, Dominique's father, told Nine On Your Side.
Firefighters told the media, Dominique was walking home from her job at Baggins around 9:30 at night, when she crossed Oracle near Rudasill, and a vehicle hit her.
But according to her parents, their daughter was not j-walking.
They told 9OYS she was walking on the right side of the street, and she lived on the right side of the street.
In short, they say there was no reason for her to cross the road.
She just happened to be in a stretch of the road with no lights and no sidewalk.
The investigation is ongoing.
Dominique was in the hospital all month, but her parents brought her home on Wednesday.
"One of the kids told us it was thanksgiving the next day," James told us while tearing up.
"We're just happy to have her home on thanksgiving," her mother, Karena, said.
Now, with the help of lots of coffee, her parents are patiently waiting for Dominique to wake from a coma.
And once that happens: "After 18-24 months, the learning process will probably stop for her," James said. Where ever she is after 18-24 months, is probably where she'll be for the rest of her life."
So now, it's about getting her the best care, and bringing back the spunk her family and friends all know and love.
If you'd like to donate to the family, they set up a fund website. CLICK HERE