Kathy Williams said it took her months to get the strength to leave her home and begin doing normal things again.
"None of you will ever know the feeling, except some people who are here supporting me, to lose a child," she said through tears.
Williams, the mother of Laurel Williams, 19, who was killed in an alcohol-related car accident last October, said she has to "fight every day to live" to overcome her heartbreak.
Hers and other friends and family members' comments were made at a sentencing hearing this afternoon at the Hayward courthouse for Katie McKewon, 20, who was driving the Ford Mustang that Laurel Williams was in at the time of the accident.
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