Patrick Doughtie & John Perry
So far in this novel it has basically described the family. Maddy is the mother, Patrick is the father, Ben is eleven, and Ty is three. They are strong believers in God and Patrick writes letters to him because he says that praying is difficult for him. Patrick works two jobs so he is usually always busy and Ben is in football. Patrick was coming home from his second job when he was hit by a drunk driver. He was rushed to the hospital and later his family showed up. A connection to society: It seems like more and more people are getting drunk and still getting behind the wheel. They are risking their own lives as well as many others, like Patrick's. Many people each year are seriously injured or dead after being in a drunk driving accident. So far, it has only said that Patrick is seriously injured and has swelling in his brain. Situations like this happen all the time in society because people make bad choices.