Blake Shelton sent an emotional video message to a Massachusetts high school that is grieving the tragic loss of three young students.
According to the Telegram, Jaclyn R. Desrosiers, 14, her boyfriend, Christian J. Congelos, 15, and Lena A. Noonan, 16, were killed in a one-car crash earlier this month. The tragedy rocked their small town of Quaboag, Mass., causing school staffers and community members to brainstorm ideas to help their town’s healing process. A community member who had ties to Shelton’s family decided to reach out to the country star.
Not long after, he responded by sending a self-recorded message, shot from the woods of Oklahoma.
“I completely know how it feels,” he says in the emotional video. “I lost my brother in a car accident. It’s the worst possible feeling. It’s confusion. It’s anger. It’s just an overall brokenness that’s just gonna take a lot of time to heal.”
The clip was inserted into a tribute video that features pictures of the three students, set to Cassadee Pope‘s version of “Over You,” which Shelton co-wrote in honor of his late brother. It also features images from the school’s memorial services, played behind Shelton’s track “God Gave Me You.”
Although their families, friends and community will be mourning the loss of their own for years to come, Shelton’s heartfelt message has helped to spark some much needed healing.