WICHITA, Kan. -

At the corner of Meridian and Esthner, family and friends share prayers.  They place flowers and letters for a friends, a mother, a wife gone in a moment.

"She was the best thing that ever happened to me, she saved my life in a lot of ways that I could never even explain to her," said Dakora Saiz.

Dakota was driving with his wife Trevadawn Pauley and two friends going north on Meridian.

 "I was in the middle of my turn I seen a guy swerve around from another car and he was speeding and before I knew it he T-boned us on the left side and that's where my wife was and one of my best friends Alan," remembered Dakota.  "Alan and Max are still in the hospital. Max is in not too good condition but they say he's improving every day."

He said the impact of the hit made their car spin three times before landing several feet onto the curb.
"I was the only one that didn't black out," said Dakota. "I remember a lot of things that I don't feel anyone should have to remember, because i don't feel like anyone should see or remember anyone like that.  I'm sad that I know that for the rest of my life the last time I seen my wife she was like that."

Treva was fatally hurt.

"Because of her extensive injuries they said on impact she should have been dead, but she fought tooth and nail until she got to the hospital and our daughter was delivered and alive  Then she allowed God to take her home."

Aniyah Grace was born two months early, weighing just 2 pounds 14 ounces.

"She does have some brain damage and some bleeding on her brain, but you know we are praying for the best. Doctors say she's getting better slowly, but surely."

Aniyah is not breathing on her own, but Dakota said her organs are working and acid levels that were once high are now lowering.

As his daughter continues to fight for each day, Dakota thinks back to that moment that led them here.

"When I got out of the car and he got out of the car I asked him what his problem was and all he could tell me was 'Bro I'm sorry. By the time I looked up we were already hitting you.'"

A moment that took away so many others he hoped to share with a woman who changed his life forever.

"She pulled me out of a dark place in my life and she lifted me up and made me a great person and I'm thankful because of that. I just wish my daughter would have a chance to get to know her. All she ever wanted was to be a mother and all I ever wanted was to make her happy."

He said because of  financial support they've gotten from across the country they are able to give Treva a proper burial.

Two memorial funds have been set up for the family. A family member of Pauley has set up a memorial fund, to donate Click here. A family friend has also set up this memorial account.

Family and friends are also selling T-Shirts to help raise money for the family. The are $20-$25 and can be purchased at Fowler Imaging.

The family is warning of scams that have popped up in relation to this tragic situation. Only give to those funds described here on KWCH.com's website.

Wichita Police are still investigating this fatal crash. They say if anyone saw it happen, they need you to come forward and share what you saw with police.

Baby born from dying mother

POSTED: 10:04 PM CDT Aug 22, 2014 
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