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Light a Virtual Candle for Victims/Survivors
By MADD | April 24, 2012| 37 Comments | Filed in: Victim Services

In honor of National Crimes Victims’ Rights Week, we are asking everyone to take part in our online tribute, and light a virtual candle in honor of a loved one who was killed or injured in a drunk driving crash.

Why a tribute:

  • It is an easy way to honor or remember someone dear to you, and at the same time contribute to MADD’s work. In 2010 alone, MADD served a victim or survivor of drunk driving every nine minutes.
  • It allows you to tell your story about your loved one and why you are supporting MADD.
  • It allows you to raise awareness about the importance of eliminating drunk driving.

Participate in our online tribute now by lighting your virtual candle.



Submitted by Erin S. at 01:47 PM on May 18, 2012
In Memory of my Brother Dennis Splan, who's life was taken by a drunk driver on January 22, 2011. We love and miss you. <3
Submitted by Tina at 09:51 AM on May 4, 2012
This is a sad story!
Submitted by jannie at 07:16 PM on May 2, 2012
it's just the right thing to do. Being a M.A.D.D. Supporter. Bless the hearts of those who lost their lives and their loved ones who suffer. Don't Drink and Drive!!!
Submitted by Sarah Smith at 03:52 PM on April 29, 2012
My prayers go out to all of the family/friends of the innocent killed by a drunk driver/drunk driving accident.
Submitted by Elaine at 10:22 PM on April 28, 2012
In loving memory of our loved one, Nathan, killed when he was 6 years old last October 2011, in Eastern Idaho, by an impaired driver.
Submitted by Coral Reef at 07:59 PM on April 27, 2012
My prayers go out to Kaely Camacho's family. May she rest in paradise<3
Submitted by Sandy at 09:56 PM on April 26, 2012
Candle for Brittany, Xavier, Dorothy, Melony and Kirra who were all injured and close to death when drunk driver literally ran over their vehicle on July 21, 2011. They Judge failed to think of them today when it put driver on 2nd DUI on probation. He was already on probation at the time of the accident and ordered not to consume alcohol. My heart breaks for them and the pain/suffering that will be theirs for a life time.
Submitted by Marilyn at 10:23 AM on April 26, 2012
Prayers go out to families who have been thur this devistation.
Submitted by Angelslilsis at 11:38 PM on April 25, 2012
Honoring my only sister, Darla. Killed 9/07/2007 by a drunk driver. She was a month shy of 50. This year.... I will celebrate turning 50 for us both.
Submitted by Anonymous at 06:36 PM on April 25, 2012
Submitted by Pat at 05:28 PM on April 25, 2012
In memory of my son who was killed by a drunk driver on Jan. 31, 2007. I will love and miss you always.
Submitted by "Our Sunshine" at 05:21 PM on April 25, 2012
In memory of Ruby Irene Fuller. 7/23/80 - 4/27/2002 Forever live on in our hearts!
Submitted by dynamite at 01:41 PM on April 25, 2012
In memory of Gilbert Sena. His life was stolen by a drunk driver Oct 5 2011. Gilberts actions saved my life as I was his passanger. He was a wonderful father to four children and a friend to all that meet him. The world has lost a man with a huge heart and contagious laugh. He is missed and loved by so many.
Submitted by Lindsay Huff at 01:38 PM on April 25, 2012
In honor and loving memory of our Hero With A Heart Of Gold - Hank Huff.
Submitted by Brendabraydenbraxton at 01:20 PM on April 25, 2012
Prayers go out to every family that has been affected by someone who has drank and drove. May god help you all thru the pain of loosing a loved one!
Submitted by Johnny at 01:14 PM on April 25, 2012
My Mom, is a survivor of a drunk driver who hit her, she was in a starbucks minding her own business and this exdeputy sheriff of Sacramento County, ran her car through the window and pined my mom under the car, the quick thinking clerk at Starbucks, turned the car off and pulled my mom out of harms way, then rendered first aid until the paramedics could come and take care of her injuries. That is why I am a MADD Supporter.
Submitted by Blondie at 12:11 PM on April 25, 2012
On March 24th of this year,one of my husband's bestfriends passed away! He was 55 or 56 years old!He had been drinking and wanted to ride my husband's ATV!Coming home from work that night,there were a couple of cars blocking the road and I was told that I couldn't go down there because there was a dead man! Being a nurse,I had to make sure he was dead! Little did I know it would be Roger husband's. best friend! He lost control of the ATV and was thrown off of it! He hit his head and lost alot of blood!! I am sure he did not think he was that drunk! The ATV is locked in our shed and will probably come out again!Roger left behind a 17 year old son and many friends! We miss and love him! I would give anything to have him back but is too late! Even a buzz is too drunk to be on the road! R.I.P. Roger Holcomb! God bless all! Love and prayers,Blondie.!<3
Submitted by Patrice at 12:09 PM on April 25, 2012
For all the lives lost and family/friends that have had to go on without their loved ones!
Submitted by alisha at 11:45 AM on April 25, 2012
wow wat an amazing thing to do
Submitted by Anonymous at 11:44 AM on April 25, 2012
so sorry for your loss. it is a tragedy

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