Posts filed under: Walk Like MADD

Why We Walk:  Nicole Hutchinson My little sister, Darcie, was killed by a drunk driver. I can still vividly recall the night 22 years ago that my life was forever changed. It was Friday the 13th, and I was working...
It’s that time again! Let’s vote! Even while the 2018 Walk Like MADD season is in full swing, we’ve started looking forward to the 2019 season. Our Walks are about hope … about healing … and about finding a way...
As warmer temperatures arrive, so do Walk Like MADD events around the country. Recently, I was fortunate enough to attend Walks in South Carolina and New York. South Carolina In Columbia, South Carolina, the Mayo family was honored.  Their 15-year-old son...
Patty’s Legacy Celebrations of life like anniversaries, birthdays, and holidays haven’t been commemorated with joy in my family for over 30 years. Some people call it our “new normal” but there is nothing normal about it. On March 29th the...
Walk Like MADD 10th Anniversary: Why We Walk – Diana Battell I learned about MADD through my sister when my nephew was killed by a drunk driver in October of 1983. My nephew, Christopher Thater, was a graduate of Charminade...
In the spring of 1983, my sister Josie, and I both watched the original MADD movie, which told the story of Candy Lightner. I remember saying, “If we ever volunteer for an organization, let’s make it MADD and do it...
My career with Tucson Electric Power Company (TEP) began in September 1991.  In March 1993, fellow employee Robert “Bubba” Bills was struck and killed while on the job by a drunk driver. Not long after, TEP launched its aggressive “Drunk...
By LaKeitha Stephens, Jade’s mom   Jade Gabrielle Stephens was a bubbly, outgoing, cheerful little girl who always had something witty to say. Her laugh was infectious, and she had a way of making everyone that she met feel specially...
  • Voices of Victims: Chase Korte
The phone connection kept dropping. By the third time, Pat Korte told his oldest son, Chase, who was driving out to the middle of the California desert to film a few scenes for an independent movie, to just call him back...
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 at which we laughed,...