The Worst News

In the summer of 2008, I received some of the worst news I could have imagined. My mother and sister had been involved in a car accident, and my sister was in the hospital. At the hospital, my father pulled my brother and I aside and told us that our mother had been killed in the crash. She would not be coming home. I would never get to see her alive again, to see her smile, or laugh. I would never get to hug her or even tell her that I love her again.

My entire family was devastated. Our lives will never be the same again. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t think about my mother. I still dream of her often. There are good memories and painful ones.

I will never forgive or forget what happened to my mother. She was killed by the senseless act of a drunk and drugged driver.


Today, I do my absolute best to treat everyone with respect and to fight for the rights of victims of senseless acts including victims of car accidents. I hope your family never needs my help, but I am here if you need me and I will treat you like family.