The View: Jackie Hance Loses All Three Of Her Daughters
Jackie and Warren Hance kissed Allison, Katie, and Emma—all under the age of 10—goodbye, excited to see them going on a camping trip with their Aunt Diane, not thinking this was the last time they would see them alive. That Sunday, however, Emma, called Jackie, saying that something was wrong with Aunt Diane. When she got on the Warren, Jackie’s husband, her speech was slurred and incoherent. Soon after, Warren was speeding off in his car, desperate to find his children.
It was too late, however. After driving in the wrong direction down New York’s Taconic Parkway, she slammed head-first into an oncoming SUV, killing the three men in the SUV, all three of Jackie and Warren’s little girls, and herself, as well.
Toxicology reports showed that Diane had twice the legal limit of blood alcohol, equivalent to 10 shots of vodka within an hour, along with high levels of marijuana. This was baffling news, considering that Diane rarely drank.
The View: Jackie Hance Writes I’ll See You Again
Jackie was embittered after the deaths of her daughters, driven to dark emotional depths. One night, however, she received a vision of her three daughters at the gates of heaven, and this gave her the strength to go on. The vision inspired her, and she has written a book about as a result, entitled I’ll See You Again.
The View: Jackie Hance’s New Child, Kasey
Jackie Hance has made it through these rough times because of her friends, family, and her new child, Kasey, who has helped her smile and laugh. Though she at first did not think she should have another child because she didn’t think she could love it the way she loved her three previous children, she realized that was wrong when Casey came around.
The View: Jackie Hance Did Not Love Kasey When She Was First Born
Losing three little daughters would no doubt drive even the strongest of parent to some pretty low lows, and Jackie Hance Shared some of her darkest days. For a long time, she was suicidal. In addition to that, she just did not think God was going to keep her on earth—the pain was just too unbearable.
Jackie still can’t explain the toxicology reports that came from her sister-in-law, Diane. She had never seen her drink more than a drink or two, and this was way out of character. At a few points, Jackie even blamed her husband because Diane was his sister. Having no one else to lash out at because Diane was dead, she took it out on her husband. Jackie finally got over this when Kasey came along, though.
Jackie had a lot of hatred built up in her towards Diane, and this hatred was preventing her from giving Kasey the love she deserved. Jackie realized that, until she let this hatred go, she would never be able to love Kasey. She got herself to forgive Diane soon after.
The View: Jackie Hance Was Suicidal
Jackie Hance found herself questioning where her daughters’ spirits had gone to, and was prepared to kill herself or have her husband kill himself so that one of them could be with them. Once she moved past this moment of a judgmental lapse, she realized that her faith had been strengthened. She didn’t do it alone, though.
Throughout the healing process, Jackie Hance always had friends there for her. She had a schedule of when she would spend times with friends, who would keep her busy when she just wanted to sit at home and wallow in her sorrow.