Some days you never, ever forget.
For me, one of those days is the one when my Ashley was born…all five pounds of her… three weeks early … and practically on my bathroom floor.
But it’s another day that has caused me to write to you today to ask you to donate to MADD.
One day years later, a drunk and drugged driver who was twice the legal alcohol limit with cocaine in his system crashed into my beautiful 23-year-old daughter head on.
My Ashley died of a severed brain stem; he suffered only a broken leg. And my life changed forever.
But my story doesn’t end there.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving® changed my life once more by helping me fight for justice AND battle my way through grief. And, today, I ask you to once more change my life and the life of the nearly 300,000 people impacted by impaired driving every single year by making a gift.
As a victim of drunk driving, I can tell you this truth – I needed MADD then and need them still today. I need the hope offered. I need the proposed SOLUTIONS.
Help me help others
Beside lifesaving emotional support, MADD gives me the opportunity to speak to offenders. I see it as a way to help them understand how their choices affect others.
I’ve also been on the forefront of fighting for laws that make our streets safer because I cannot stand the idea of others experiencing the devastation that I’ve lived through.
I will never “get over” the death of my daughter Ashley. But every day, you and I have the chance to create hope and healing. Thank you in advance for making your gift today.
Ashley cannot be home for the holidays.
I cannot change that.