After a hit-and-run, a young father was rendered brain dead; his mother is pleading for prayers

Life is extremely fragile. And there is no better example of how fragile life can be than incidents like these, in which a young life is severely impacted.

Edwin Favela, 21, of Houston, Texas, was on his way home from work when the unthinkable occurred. He was leaving work on his motorcycle near Hardy Toll Road when the accident occurred.

Two speeding cars collided with his motorcycle. A neighbor’s camera video shows Favela turning and two cars speeding by moments later.

“Two cars were racing and they hit my son,” Tracie Martinez, his mother, said.

Ernesto Ovalle, Favale’s close friend and coworker, was the first person on the scene. “I was just with him two minutes ago,” he says. “Friends, family, he was a wonderful child.” “He was a great kid, and he was a great friend,” Ovalle said of his pal.

Favela is currently being kept alive by life support. “He’s still swelling in the brain right now. So they don’t think he’s gonna make it, but we’re still hoping for a miracle,” Tracie said.

Tracie is most concerned about Edwin’s four-year-old son, Aiden. She claims Edwin was working extremely hard to pay for his son’s ear implants.
“He was doing everything he could to earn the money for his son,” Tracie says.

Favela is in the intensive care unit, and his family is hoping for a miracle.  “He’s in the hospital. He’s hooked up to machines. You guys did this. You know you did this,” Tracie says. “No parent wants to go through this. No parent should have to go through this. Not at 21, not at 21.”

She is urging anyone with information about the accident to come forward and cooperate with authorities in order for justice to be served. A GoFundMe page has been set up to assist Edwin’s family with the costs of his hospitalization and stay.