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March 21, 2018

Living with a Brain Injured Child

Did you know that March is “National Brain Injury Awareness” month? Unless you have a child or family member with a brain injury it’s unlikely you know there even is a “month” set aside for such awareness.
February 21, 2018

Must We Accept Gun Violence in Our Schools as the New Norm?

Another mass shooting, multiple deaths, injuries and much weeping.  This one in another school.  We cry, we are horrified, we scream gun reform.  People take sides, […]
February 13, 2018

Our Top Ten Wishes for 2018

These are our top ten wishes for 2018 and outside of the first we didn’t prioritize.  All of them are important and we continue to work […]
February 10, 2018

The Seven Habits of Really Good Drivers

By Candace Lightner Actually, there are probably more than 7 but let’s focus on these: Always travel within the speed limit and if the road conditions […]
January 30, 2018

Just Drive: Enable Airplane | Drive Mode

Thank you to everyone who signed our “Just Drive: Enable Airplane | Drive Mode” Petition! We are pleased to announce that Apple agreed to add a “Do Not Disturb While Driving” feature to all phones running iOS11. If you have this safe driving mode we encourage you to use it as it may save your life.
December 31, 2017

We Save Lives Thanks Our Highway Safety Advocates

Recent research suggests that we thank people more than 2000 times a year but we don’t mean it about half the time. That’s sad because there is no doubt in my mind that thanking people brings joy, a feeling of self-worth and well- deserved recognition. I also feel that highway safety advocates are vastly under-appreciated especially by the public at large. They may get peer recognition but rarely if ever, do you see them honored at the Kennedy Center, White House or other venues honoring outstanding individuals (present company excluded) This despite the fact that they save lives day in and day out and usually for a nominal fee, or sometimes no fee and extraordinary work.
December 28, 2017
Robyn Nethnagel Family on Beach

I Never Thought It Would Happen to Me

They say that sometimes life can change in a matter of seconds and that's what happened to me. We were visiting Frisco, Texas for a gymnastics meet. I was walking over to the event with my girls to watch their friends compete but I never made it to the competition that night. I also missed my daughter compete the next day all because an 18-year-old girl decided it was more important to look at the text on her phone than to pay attention to the road. Her decision to drive distracted has changed my life forever.
December 18, 2017
Kendal Michelle Kraft

Kendal’s Story: THREE months for my daughter’s life…

December 16, 2017

Coping with Grief over the Holidays by Candace Lightner

“Mourning is the most intense process that most people ever go through. Grief is complex, unpredictable and primal. Many people are frightened by it-frightened by feeling […]
December 4, 2017
Stephanie Smith

The Air Force Didn’t Prepare Me For This