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What’s Your Wish?
By MADD | April 22, 2013| 4 Comments | Filed in: Victim Services

There is a story among the Tohono O’odham Nation about the creation of the butterfly: that the creator of the world made the butterfly with so many colors that the songbirds became jealous. They asked that butterflies be silent so birds could have song and butterflies the colors of the rainbow.

Because of this silence, if you want a wish to come true, you must catch a butterfly and whisper your wish to it. In gratitude for giving the beautiful butterfly its freedom, the wish is granted.

At MADD’s 2010 National Conference, at our victim/survivor tribute, we recognized those who had been impacted by drunk driving through the Hope Soars art project and gave out origami butterflies to all attendees to write their wish on and release it.

This week is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, a time to recognize those who have been impacted by crime and renew our efforts to make sure these victims receive justice.

We hope that this week, you’ll share your wishes with us through our virtual butterfly release – your personal wishes or your wishes for a safer or more just nation. Hopefully, through our work together, we can make them come true.

Click here to share your wish and release your butterfly now.

You can also create your own origami butterfly to write your wish on, using these instructions.  If you do, please share a picture of your butterfly with us either on Facebook (, Twitter (@MADDonline)or Pinterest (tag @MADDonline).



Submitted by Peace at 05:02 PM on May 7, 2013
May one day we find a peace that exists where alcohol & drugs illegal or not are detected and a vehicle won't start if a driver is impaired. And that the system cannot be manipulated by any other means to bypass the system.
Submitted by Shaney at 08:00 PM on April 29, 2013
My wish is that I may be able to touch and change lives so that no one else has to share in this painful path of healing....and drunk driving be made history..... In my brothers honor....Johnny Quinn RIP
Submitted by rick at 12:25 PM on April 25, 2013
I have been driving nearly 50 years and have never been in an accident involving a drunk driver.In the last five years I have almost been killed over five times by cell phoners!!!! PLEASE Increase the fine double that of drunk driver and do it NOW!!!!!
Submitted by Debbie at 04:23 PM on April 22, 2013
Wishing wishing peace and hope for all victims and survivors~

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