On June 9, 2013 while driving home from a family members house, my 16 year old and I were hit by a very intoxicated man who was going 70 mph in a 45 mph zone. We were just 5 minutes from home. My daughter was stuck in the car for 45 minutes as the firefighters tried cutting her from the car. The firefighters wouldn’t allow me to stay with her and rushed me to the ER where I spend the night being treated for a broken foot, cracked sternum and injured knee. My daughter was rushed to the nearest trauma center where she had a 7 hour surgery to save her leg from amputation and put rods and screws in both legs. It’s 5 1/2 years later and my daughter is still disabled and remains mostly in a wheelchair. I had to quit my job to become her full-time caregiver. My daughter and I have started a non-profit corporation named “Mallory’s Movement Against Drunk Driving, Inc” where we travel all over Virginia sharing our story to anyone who will listen. My daughter is a brave warrior who has vowed to make something positive out of a negative situation.
— Susan Mallory

— Susan Mallory

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