WE WERE WALKING LIKE M.A.D.D–IN WEST HARTFORD CENTER
It was one of those beautiful weekend days in West Hartford Center. You know, one of those days you thought was going to be a wash-out but in the end, the sun came through. It was on the surface, a perfect day. However, underneath it all; the beautiful weather, the huge turn-out and the supportive crowds, I am sure my cousin Debbie and I wished we could have been anywhere else BUT here. If only fate had taken a different corner, perhaps, we could be making plans for Mother’s day instead of marching in Memory of my cousin’s only child. Her daughter Erika was killed two years ago by a drunk driver.
That was the point of this weekend’s MOTHER’S AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING event. No matter how many times we hear the warning–don’t drink and drive– people still do and people still die. It’s just that now, my cousin’s only child is no one of those statistics.
While Debbie has lost a lot, she and other mothers who have also lost loved ones to drunk drivers, want to people to know that drunk driving kills. Unfortunately, they know. They’re hoping now people will listen to spare you from ever experiencing their pain. To read my previous story on Erika, click here.