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The Sky is the Limit

The Sky is the Limit

High school was entertaining... it kept me busy, stressed me out, but it also helped me maintain a passion to stick with who I am and what makes me, me! I have learned that high school was a big part of me, but this graduation isn’t an ending, but a beginning to accomplish more, make and keep new promises, and to fulfill the greatest level of success for myself.

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Click It or Ticket—Seatbelts Save Lives

Click It or Ticket—Seatbelts Save Lives

Fact: wearing your seat belt is one of the best ways to protect yourself from a drunk driver on the road. And with this weekend being Memorial Day weekend, we know there is a good chance more drunk drivers will be on the road – in 2013, 146 people were killed in drunk driving crashes over Memorial Day weekend.

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Happy Every Day

Happy Every Day

I know we just celebrated Mother’s Day, but with your support for MADD, you’re making more “every” days possible.

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Grads: #ProtectUrSelfie

Grads: #ProtectUrSelfie

It’s officially graduation season. But before you take off the cap and gown and head to out with friends to celebrate, take a moment to think about your future. As a teen, you have so much to look forward to – college, pursuing a career, having a family. And the choices you make today will impact your entire life.

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Inner Permission

Inner Permission

After a drunk driving crash, Hally Loe lost her ability to sing. Rather than giving up on her music career, she taught herself to play the flute and is now a successful performer.

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Why We’re Here: Kaely Camacho

Why We’re Here: Kaely Camacho

Early in the morning on Friday, April 13, 2012, Kirk Camacho was driving his two teenage daughters, Bree Ann and Kaely, to school. As the girls slept, Bree Ann, 16, in the front seat and her younger sister Kaely, 13, in the back, a drunk driver with a blood alcohol level of three times the legal limit ran a red light and plowed into the Camachos’ minivan at about 100 miles per hour.

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Students Opposing Substances (Guest Blog)

Students Opposing Substances (Guest Blog)

Howdy, I'm Stormey Barton, Founder of Students Opposing Substances (SOS) and a member of the MADD National Teen Influencers. Parents and kids both staying on the same page about alcohol requires effort and commitment. From my own experiences I have seen that it is much more difficult for me to build trust with my parents if they have no idea about where I am, who I'm with, and what I'm up to after school and on the weekends.

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Victims Again

Victims Again

It was 9:30 p.m. on November 18, 2011. The traffic light had just turned green as Fran and Steve Granado moved through the intersection in Sierra Vista, Arizona, when their pickup truck was violently hit from behind. The blow caused the backs of their heads to hit the glass in the truck’s rear window, shattering in into pieces.

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Looking Back, Looking Forward

Looking Back, Looking Forward

From kicking off Power Talk 21® in Houston, Texas...to sharing the stage with the National Football League at two universities in Ohio... to recognizing Law Enforcement at an event in Atlanta, Georgia... to attending in a similar gathering in Long Island, New York... to meeting with government officials in a variety of states... I’ve had a busy and very rewarding few weeks!

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Justice for Taylor

Justice for Taylor

Taylor Pirc was only four years old when she was killed by a repeat drunk driving offender. Taylor and her Grandma were on their way to take food to Taylor’s great-grandmother, who was sick. They were driving through a busy intersection when a car coming from the other direction and swerving from lane to lane turned too soon. He hit the median and came down on the back half of the car where Taylor was sitting.

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