(upbeat music) Gabriela Vanegas. Good morning. Good morning. Who’s Gabriela? Me, she’s my daughter. I don’t speak English very well. Get close to the mic please. You gonna speak on her behalf? Yes. Okay, are you related to her? Yes, I’m her daughter. You’re her daughter. She’s my daughter. She’s charged with going through a red light on Eddy Street and Dudley Street. Yes. Okay, is there anything she wants to tell me about this? She was going to her radiation. It was her last day, and she was in a rush ’cause she was a little bit late ’cause she had to go pick me up and my little sister up from school, and she had to go to her radiation. It was my last night of radiation because I have breast cancer. So, where do you go to school? Cranston East. We’re going to take a look at it, okay. It’s on Eddy Street and Dudley Street. She probably made a right hand turn. Let’s take a look at it. Well, she’s telling the truth. She was in a rush. Yes, she was. She went right through the light. Yes. All right, let’s talk about it. Tell her I want to talk about important things. Let’s ask her how she feeling. (speaking in foreign language) A little tired. She feels tired. Was that her last treatment? Yes, it was. She finished with chemo and radiations. That was her last day. You know, we have a saying. Look at the world through the eyes of the people you are speaking to. Sometime, look at the world through their eyes. I sit up here as a judge. You make a decision, make a fast decision, you make a decision. You went through the light. Looking at the world through your mother’s eyes. She hasn’t been working either, so. I understand that, but she volunteered. We don’t look into people’s medical history, but she volunteered. She has breast cancer. She was going for her last radiation treatment. Based just on that, looking at the world through her eyes in making a decision I’m gonna dismiss the case. Tell her that I wish her good luck. Hope she’s feeling a lot better. Thank you so much.
Thank you. Okay, it’s not going to cost her anything, and you stay in school and make sure you go to college. Yes. Promise? Yes, I’m going to New England for criminal justice actually. Oh, criminal justice, huh? So if you were making the decision, what would you decide in this case? I would dismiss it. (giggles) You would dismiss it? Yes. Oh well, it’s official, Inspector Quinn. I mean, she’s going to get a C in her class. I can see that coming. (giggles) No. Where you gonna go to school? New England Tech. They have a really big criminal justice program. All right, you’re gonna go on to college. Yes. You make your mother proud, right? I will. All right, good luck to you. Thank you. We’re rooting for you. Thank you.
Thank you so much. Thank you. The strength of women never fails to humble me. Following her final cancer treatment, Gabriela ran a red light. Not because she was rushing home to take care of herself, no. It was because she was hurrying to go pick up her daughter from school. To me, that’s the definition of motherhood. Selfless, endless, and limitless devotion to family. I have no doubt Gabriela’s daughter will go far in life, given who she has as a role model. Good luck, Gabriela. We’re all praying for your speedy recovery. Come on, how cool was that? If you’d like to see more cases like this one, tune into Caught in Providence every weekday. Excuse me? You didn’t know Caught in Providence is also a TV show? Oh, wow! Your life just got substantially better. To find out what channel we’re on, go to caughtinprovidence.com, click on your local listings, scroll down ’til you find your hometown, then start doing your happy dance. That’s it, move it, move it. Nice! All rise and hit subscribe so you don’t miss the latest viral moments like this one. Share these videos and weigh in on the cases. You be the judge. Subscribe now.