Monthly Archives: January 2017

On August 14, 1997, I was able to witness the birth of my nephew, Damion Michael Henderson. For the next 16 years, 6 months and 23 days, I watched him grow from an infant into a young man. He was...
I listen to people who feel unheard. I stand with victims who too often realize that it’s called the “criminal” justice system, not the “victim” justice system. But, mostly, I simply help victims realize they aren’t alone. That’s what I...
What Do Chips Have to Do With Preventing Drunk Driving? Everything! MADD, Tostitos and UBER are teaming up to remove 25,000 potential drunk drivers from the roads on Super Bowl Sunday! If you think about it, the average adult football...
I’ll never forget the strength and the courage I received from my victim advocate after my son Dustin was killed by an underage, drinking and drugged driver. Michelle provided me with a shoulder to cry on and an ear to...
MADD West Texas Program Manager Vanessa Luna-Marquez has been speaking up against drunk driving – and people are hearing her! She earned recognition from 34th Judicial District Attorney Jaime Esparza for her service to the community. “It is with great...
By: Brian Marquis, Public Liaison Officer, National Institute on Drug Abuse Many teens are not aware of the serious risks drugs and alcohol poses to their health, to their success in school, and to their future. So the question is:...
“I’m not a victim,” I told myself the first time an email regarding a job working as a victim advocate for Mothers Against Drunk Driving showed up in my inbox. “I’m not a mother,” I told myself the second time....
Asking for $300,000 wasn’t easy. We knew it was a lot to request from our supporters, but we also knew it was vital to help victims, advocate and support lifesaving technology. Thousands of people stood up to demand an end...
When someone you love is killed by a drunk driver, all you have left are memories. Your future can be reduced to despair or it can be propelled into advocacy that helps save the lives of others. I watched the...
As I look back at 2016, I realize I learned one very important lesson as the National President of MADD… getting ahead of the story makes all the difference in the world. That was evident at the beginning of the...
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