Mom battling breast cancer loses 2 children in motorcycle crash

A recent breast cancer survivor is coping with the deaths of her two children in a motorcycle crash last weekend.

Gemel Deshawn Brown, 26, and his sister LaKreisha Marie Johnson, 15, died in the crash on Detroit's west aside.

"This is just not easy and what I feel in my heart now is emptiness," said their mother Dorothy Johnson.

Johnson talked about the last time she saw her 15-year-old daughter, LaKreisha.

"I said you all be careful on those bikes and that's the last time I talked to my children," she said.

Police say Brown was driving a motorcycle with his sister LaKreisha on the back when a Michigan State trooper witnessed them traveling at a high rate of speed and followed.

Despite attempts to pull the two over Brown continued, failing to stop at the intersection of Seven Mile and Huntington Road and then running into the path of a car.

Both Brown and LaKreisha would die from their injuries while the passenger and driver of the vehicle suffered only minor injuries 

"I'm not saying my kids didn't have faults," Johnson said. "But my children worked hard."

Family members say LaKreisha was a student at Renaissance High School in Detroit and  Brown was living in East Lansing where he had just opened his own janitorial company and received his first contract last week.

Johnson, who is also a breast cancer survivor, says she is relying on faith to get her through.

"My children were so scared of losing me and the Lord blessed me and brought me through that," she said. "I know God is going to bring us through this but in the midst of it all there's still some hurt."

What is also hurting the family is the amount of money they need to give their loved ones a proper burial,so they set up a GoFundMe account hoping the community will help out.

"I'm just asking that whoever can, will help me put my babies away in a good way," she said.

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