Nine-year-old Xitclalli “Chilli” Vasquez addressed the man who paralyzed her from the chest down, telling him of the “bad moments” she’s had since her life changed forever.
The Fort Worth, Texas, girl’s mom, Arabella Vasquez, read the letter to 21-year-old Jeremy Solis after his sentencing for driving drunk, according to the Star-Telegram.
In the letter titled “From One of Your Victom,” Chilli describes how her day at the mall to get a haircut and her nails done ended with her in a hospital with tubes through her “mouth and nose.”
After spending the day with her aunt, sister and nephew, Solis slammed into the family’s car as they made their way home.
Chilli’s accident happened on July 9, 2011, just a few days before her eighth birthday.
Though she remains strong, Chilli says: “There are days that I cry cause I can’t do what I used to do.”
Arabella Vasquez told WFAA that her daughter wants to see a turnaround in Solis, ending her letter with: “Look at what I said and the words I said and tell me how I look and feel. How do you feel today? Do you remember July 9th?”
Chilli also says she would like for Solis to meet her and her family one day. Solis has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty in the case.