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Young Girls Thankful Out-Of-Control Car Missed Them

April 24, 2014, 9:55 PM by Jared Ransom

Young Girls Thankful Out-Of-Control Car Missed Them
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Yolanda and Rachella Daldoum end every day with a prayer hoping that they are protected through the night. They said that prayer one hour before they were violently woken up.

"The beds are totally destroyed, and they were lying there on the beds," William Daldoum said.

William Daldoum's two daughters, 11-year-old Yolanda and 12-year-old Rachella, are smiling and playing together today, something people thought would be impossible just looking at the damage in front of them.

"I just heard a bang, and I woke up and the light went off and came back again and the whole house just shook violently," Daldoum said.

At that moment, William's nephew, 21-year-old Givara Zaki lost control of his GMC Acadia and went through the girls' bedroom and the detached garage.

"Well, we were sleeping and we just heard a loud noise, we didn't hear the big boom. So, we woke up and didn't know what to say, so I told my sister to go open the door," Rachella said.

The girls were having a hard time understanding what had just happened.

"We were very scared," Yolanda said.

"Very scary. Very, very scary," Rachella said.

They met their father in the hallway after opening the bedroom door, and he got them out of the house immediately.

"My dad told us to get out because he smelled gas in the house, so we got out," Rachella said.

Daldoum knows how lucky he is to be seeing his kids running and enjoying an April day. Just the thought of losing them emphasized how special they are.

"I'm originally from Sudan, and the war separated me from my wife for 9 years. When she got here in 1999, we were blessed with these two little girls," Daldoum said.

They are daddy's little girls, and they will be for a very long time.

"I'm really not ready to bury my kids, and the way this accident turned out to be, I can't thank God enough for it," Daldoum said.

"Just by the grace of God, we're here right now. It's a miracle," Rachella said.

The Red Cross is helping the Daldoum family while their house is getting repairs. William says it could be two to three weeks before they are allowed back inside.

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