Kitten ejected from vehicle in fatal crash reunited with his family

June 2, 2017 9:32 pm Last Updated: June 2, 2017 9:32 pm

In the beginning of May, Tracy Sollis was hit with two horrible tragedies. Her 29-year-old son, Kenny Codding, drowned. Then two weeks later, Sollis’ 25-year-old daughter, Raven, was killed while driving back from the memorial service for her brother.

Both of Sollis’ children were organ donors, so in a way their lives will continue. Sollis told FOX 10 in Phoenix that her son’s heart, lungs and both of his kidneys were donated and saved the lives of two people in their 50s plus two people in their 20s. At the time it was unknown if any of Raven’s organs were able to be donated.

While the fact that her children are helping others and will continue in the future is comforting, it didn’t make it much easier on Sollis. Then, as if things couldn’t get worse for the mother, she realized that Raven’s kitten, Dean, was lost. Apparently the kitten had been with Raven at the time of the accident, and no one seemed to know where he was.

So Sollis asked the Internet for help.

We are trying to find Raven's kitten. Please spread the word! Grand and Bell on Monday, May 22nd. Thank you

Posted by Tracy Sollis on Monday, May 29, 2017


Luckily a woman named Cynthia Follette, who was at the scene of the accident, happened to be watching the news when FOX 10 aired the segment. Follette immediately contacted the station.

I saw your story on the woman who lost two children two weeks apart. I was on scene for the roll over accident and spent…

Posted by Cynthia Segar Follette on Monday, May 29, 2017


“Some woman came out of nowhere, and said the kitten was ejected with Raven, and handed us the kitten,” Follette told FOX 10. “Like any decent human being, we took care of it.” Luckily the kitten only suffered a scratch.

Follette reportedly gave her information to an officer at the scene in hopes of reuniting the kitten with the victim’s family, but for some reason the information never made it back to Sollis.

Although nothing will bring back Kenny or Raven, now that Sollis and Dean have been reunited, it looks like she has found some comfort.