All posts by: MADD

In 2012, on a Sunday afternoon, while driving along beautiful Lake Tahoe, I was hit head-on by a very drunk driver. The DUI driver, who was intoxicated more than twice the legal limit. Ironically, his last name was Paine. He...
Submitted by Jessica’s mother, Susan Cannon From the time Jessica was born she was such a joy.  She had a beautiful smile and beautiful brown eyes.  She had the best personality and sense of humor.  Everyone who knew her loved...
March 18, 2018 changed our lives forever. It was 8:50 am on a Sunday morning when the phone rang. It was an unknown number from Los Angeles, CA and knowing that it was 5:50 am in California, I felt I...
Five seconds.  Your life can be forever changed in as little as five seconds.  Shattered…and no matter how hard you try, you can’t put the pieces back together in the same way.  Little pieces of you are lost in the...
Submitted by April Ricci of MADD Rhode Island. Who was Tommy? Let me start this by being honest with you. I do not usually do something like this. Talking or writing about this is not my comfort zone. But I...
Five months after a drunk driver killed my daughter, our family braced for our first holiday season without her. Helen Marie was 16 when a teen driver, impaired on alcohol and marijuana, ran her down while she was rollerblading on...
Holiday forecasters are calling the Wednesday before Thanksgiving the worst travel day in nearly a decade. A surge in long-distance travelers combined with the cultural phenomenon known as “Blackout Wednesday” could also make it one of the deadliest on our...
A month after the loss of our 16-year-old daughter, Helen Marie, our family left for an annual trip to the North Carolina mountains. Long-time family friends joined us as planned, bringing along their two children a few years older than...
We walk for the life my brother didn’t get a chance to live. Sam Shelton was 18 when he and his friends were driving home from a weekend in the Rocky Mountains. They were just 20 minutes away from their...
It’s October. The sun is setting earlier every day and when daylight saving time ends, we’ll lose an hour of daylight overnight. October 20 – 26 is National Teen Driver Safety Week and whether your teens are new drivers or...