Friday, November 14, 2014

I Was On The News!!

As many of you know, I was in a near-fatal car crash in 2005 with an 18-wheeler merely two weeks after my high school graduation from McKinney North. The crash and impact were so severe that it caused my neck to break, damaged my C6 spinal cord, and ultimately resulted in me becoming paralyzed.

We don't always understand why things happen and can spend our entire lives wondering, questioning, and reliving moments. Or we can embrace our past and present experiences, learn from them, and help others along the way. We have all been through unique and extraordinary events -- some of intense depth, pain, and struggle and others of amazing greatness and honor. We are all on a journey of understanding and purpose and all have something to offer this world.

In 2009, I started sharing my story - a story of perseverance from bullying, recreational drug and alcohol use, and extreme loss; forgiveness; self-discovery; and purpose. One of the organizations that I align with and share my story through is Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). I was presented an opportunity this week to serve as a guest speaker at this year's Dallas and Tarrant County Joint DWI Task Force Press Conference (11/12/2014) held in Grand Prairie. The mission was to encourage responsibility during this holiday season and present recent updates to DWI offense handling.


Courtesy: @GrandPrairiePD 

1 comment:

  1. Your story is really uplifting. It keeps us right to reach the pedestals and the newer, fresher leases on life. Something that does have to be grounded in a bit of triumph of getting to the bottom of what put you in that pass, so that things will be righted and settled from all possible angles. I'm just really happy that you're safe and staying optimistic, after everything. Thanks for sharing your story! All the best to you!

    Sabrina Craig @ Medical Attorney NY