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By Helen Witty I had not so much as changed a diaper when doctors placed a squalling newborn on my chest after five hours of labor. It was the spring of 1984, the age of “natural childbirth,” and I’d delivered...
By Prisca Patrick I was supposed to die first. Not John Michael, my smart, gregarious older brother who was beloved by everybody. I was 15 months old when doctors diagnosed me with Stage IV brain cancer. The largest tumor stuck...
By Erin Rollins For 10 days, faith had sustained me. It had sustained me through the excruciating pain and panic of an ambulance ride. It had sustained me as a team of doctors and nurses moved my broken body from...
By Delia Foster The spring of 2016 bloomed with promise. My husband and I were the proud parents of five grown children who had found their way in the world. Our youngest daughter, Rachel, was finishing her final semester of...
By Patricia Voelker They smile with the sun in their faces in that final group photograph. My grandson, Kelly McConnell, is at the center, bearded and broad-shouldered and handsome in his high school graduation gown. He stands between his stepbrothers,...
By Jenny Reyes For the last five years of his life, my father, Walter Reyes, rose at 4 a.m. each day to cycle a popular route that connects our home in Miami to the Florida Keys. He’d be back by...
By Helen Witty Each year, 4,300 teens die from using alcohol. That’s nearly a dozen families and communities needlessly shattered every single day. As a parent, there is something you can do to protect your child. And it’s easier than...
Forty years ago, a grieving mother set into motion a movement. On May 3, 1980, a drunk driver out of jail just two days following his fourth drunk driving arrest struck and killed 13-year-old Cari Lightner as she walked to...
Strong drunk driving laws are key to saving lives. That is why we’re so grateful to our legislative partners who have championed MADD’s mission to end the No. 1 killer on our nation’s roads. It is why, each year, we...
We are excited to announce the date and location of MADD’s 40th Anniversary National Conference this year. Date: November 15-November 18, 2020 Location: Gaylord National Harbor Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD Stay tuned for more details!...