Our Stories

We Save Lives Celebrates Life

Your experience matters, and has great purpose: it keeps your precious memories alive forever, while helping others understand that they are not alone in their grief. Unite with us at We Save Lives by sharing your story and photos that kept you going.

Because we are here to help everyone whose life has been impacted by drunk, drugged or distracted driving, we also welcome inspirational stories about anyone who has been injured, and how they are coping. Please fill out the form with your tribute.

Thank you for being part of our community as we work to improve lives along with saving them. -Candace Lightner

May 23, 2019

Jim’s Story

Your friend didn’t make it. That is what the police officer told me as I left the hospital. I was a passenger in my friend’s car […]
April 25, 2019

Austin’s Story

On June 10, 2018, I was sentenced to life without my oldest son, Austin Lee Lockwood. Austin was taken by a drunk driver in Three Lakes, […]
March 28, 2019

Abby’s Story

Our Father / Grandfather was killed by a habitual Drunk Driver on his 75th Birthday. Our loss has been compounded by the horrific details of his […]
March 28, 2019

Anna’s Story

I live in Wisconsin and had a Sister who was 16 months younger than me, my only sibling! On March 23rd, 2016 she was on vacation […]
January 9, 2019

Taylor & Meredith’s Story

Two beloved sisters were tragically killed that morning when the vehicle they were in left the road, struck an embankment and then a tree. The sisters […]
April 9, 2018

Tony’s Story

My son Tony was killed during a high speed chase. A young man stole a truck while on a cocktail of street drugs and alcohol and […]
March 13, 2018

Gregory and Melanie’s Story

Le samedi 11 juillet 2015, Grégory (27 ans) et Mélanie (24 ans) perdaient la vie dans un accident de voiture. Un conducteur, en état d’intoxication alcoolique […]
January 17, 2018
Alex and Gabbi

Alex and Gabbi’s Story

Alex Trejo 11/17/92 – 12/21/15 Gabbi Estelle 04/03/96 – 12/21/15 Both killed by a distracted driver in Fort Worth on a freeway, as we were coming […]
January 17, 2018

Robert’s Story

My very first memory in my 43 years was impacted by impaired driving. It shaped my life forever and continues to do so. I imagine even […]
January 11, 2018
Sarah

Sarah’s Story

My daughter Sarah was born on Labor Day, Sept. 3, 1990. She could light up a room anywhere she was. She graduated H.S. June 2009. Sarah […]
January 11, 2018
Vanessa Mauffray

Vanessa’s Story

My daughter Vanessa Mauffray was checking crab traps in a boat and a man in a boat come along speeding, distracted and on drugs and ran […]
January 11, 2018
Alyssa and Tucker

Alyssa and Tucker’s Story

This is my sister-in-law and 10 month old nephew. They were killed by an illegal at 7am on a Sunday morning. He decided to get behind […]
January 11, 2018
Thomas Robert Price

Thomas’s Story

My son Thomas Robert Price was killed on December 2, 2012 by two hit and run drivers in Reseda, California. He was 22 years old and […]
December 8, 2017
Kendal Michelle Kraft

Kendal’s Story

I remember all the vivid and surrealistic details of that fate-filled day. I can recite what I had on and the section of the coveted Sunday […]
December 4, 2017
Stephanie Smith

Stephanie’s Story

Not everyone can look at their life and pinpoint a date that their life took a 180-degree turn. Especially at age 25, but I can. August […]

Recommended Books

The following is a list of books that our members have found helpful during a time of crisis and/or personal tragedy. They can also be given as gifts for loved ones who may need some support.

At a Crossroads: Finding the Right Psychotherapist (Even If You Already Have One)
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ghost-rider
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Distracted Driving

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i-wasnt-ready-to-say-goodbye
a-grief-observed
the-bereaved-parent
after-the-darkest-hour-the-sun-will-shine-again

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A Deadly Wandering_edited