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

September 19, 2016

The Downs Story

Brad and Samantha Downs were newlyweds when they and their good friend, Chris were struck down and killed by a driver who had both alcohol and […]
September 19, 2016
Brian

Brian’s Story

Brian was an individual who always had an artistic intent. He got into creating video games as a business. He was married for about 5 years […]
September 19, 2016

Stacy’s Story

Stacy Moermond, Jr., 23, was killed by a multiple repeat offender drunk driver while his two young sons watched in horror from the inside of their […]
September 19, 2016

Jacy’s Story

September 19, 2016

Rick’s Story

Rick & his Fiancé Kelley were on their way home from the movies when a drunk driver crashed into the front driver side of their SUV. […]
September 19, 2016

Sharon’s Story

My mother [Sharon] is a very vibrant, active, caring, loving individual that truly lives life with a purpose and meaning. Approximately 30 years ago she was […]
September 19, 2016

Cari’s Story

On May 3rd, 1980, my world came to an end. My daughter, Carime Anne Lightner, “Cari”, 13-years-old, was killed by a multiple repeat offender drunk driver. […]
August 13, 2016

Kara’s Story

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

grief-diaries
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A Deadly Wandering_edited