“Ok, I’ll see you in a little bit…” That morning was no different than any other morning. The air was clear and crisp as I returned home from my overnight shift as a tow truck driver. When I got home...
Why We Walk: 10th Anniversary of Walk Like MADD The 2018 Walk Like MADD season was a milestone year! We celebrated 10 years of an event that has united people together to say enough is enough and remind them that they are...
  • MADD National President
Fourteen years ago, a drunk and drugged driving crash took the life of my 18-year-old son Dustin. At that point, I turned my grief into action, culminating with the National Presidency of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Being the voice of...
Thirteen Minutes Changed So Much The crash put her in a coma for a month. When she woke up, her entire life was different. Krystal Foster got off work at the normal time: 10:30 PM. She was happy she didn’t have...
She hadn’t trained for this. Sarah Rodriguez had had countless hours of physically exhaustive training during her years in the Texas National Guard. She had trained for combat. She had trained for anything and everything – at least she thought...
Getting spooky during Halloween is a fun time of year but it can also be a dangerous night. If you’re out trick or treating with the kids or dancing and winning costume contests, be careful out there. Don’t take any...
The holiday season is approaching and that means MADD’s Tie One On for Safety Campaign is too.  I am asking for everyone to decorate their cars with red ribbons, decals or magnets to show that they pledge to always plan a...
Why We Walk: Phaedra Marriott-Olsen I never could imagine how much my life would change in just a matter of seconds. On May 11, 1996 everything was going as planned. My friends and I had decided to go to a concert...
Her small shoes are here with me. Size one and a half, white with embroidered flowers and small red hearts across the top of the toe. Long gone is the little pink metal flake bicycle with handlebar streamers, the yellow...