Victim's Stories

Behind every drunk driving statistic is a person who was injured or whose life was cut short... of family and friends, love and life, joy and laughter. Along side them the mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, friends, neighbors and co-workers all lose a part of themselves as well. Their stories below are written by those that loved them.

Jenni Lynn Anderson

On October 17, 1997 our daughter, Jenni, who was 16 years old, was one of the three Waubonsie Valley High School students killed by a drunk driver. This was our day in infamy......

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Ashanti Blanchard

It is now four long years since my son, Ashanti C. Blanchard was rear-ended by a drunk driver while stopped at the red light.....

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Andrew Cazares

He could have been so much and done so much more with his life, and now we will never know how special he could've been.....

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Ariel Parker

My sweet angel's life was abruptly taken from this earth and our family on February 22, 2008. He was a kind, smart, loving and vivacious child......

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Nadia Chowdhury

She was an innocent pedestrian/victim of drinking and reckless driving, so horrific that it literally crushed the life out of her......

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Billy Crowley

We feel blessed to share our life with a very special hero who teaches us every day what heroes are made of...our son Bill....

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Dawn Voss Al-Shwayat

June 17, 2008 is a day I will never forget. I can say with complete honesty that it was the absolute worst day of my life.....

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Ayesha Judkins

They had just dropped off a friend and while waiting for the light to change, a man 24 years old came from nowhere and slammed into them while they were sitting still. .....

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Tiffany Irwin

May 24, 1997 was the night that my life came to a screeching halt. Suddenly, without any warning, I lost my oldest daughter, Tiffany......

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John Kreslin Jr.

John was a passenger in a car with his girlfriend, the driver, and two other girls.....

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Jace Lillis

A WINK AND A SMILE...those are the words now used to describe Jace Bryant Lillis. One month past his 21st birthday, while riding his Harley, a drunk driver turned in front of him...

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Danielle Baker

This was my child, this was my child, I say, this was my child. A Gift from God, and her life was stolen from her by someone else's negligence.....

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Erin Olmstead

On March 2, 1997, all Erin's hopes and dreams for the future ended on a rural road in Mokena, IL. She was one of three passengers in a car driven by a man who had smoked marijuana and was drunk...

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Daren Perozzi

Taken by an unthinking person who made the decision to drive drunk--a person who had never had a driver's license and shouldn't have been behind the wheel even if he was sober--a person who made a huge mistake...

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Paige Doherty

So don't look so hard for happy endings....

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Theresa "Peanut" Stanley

She had so much ahead of her - so much laughter, so much happiness and so much hope for things to come. All of this potential was destroyed in an instant by a drunk driver...

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Caitlin Weese

On the day we were to have her graduation party, we were having her wake. How so many things in life are taken for granted...

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Candace Wesolowski

She was a loving daughter, good sister and the best friend anyone could have. She would have made great contributions to our society. Instead we are left with these two poor excuses for men. They are cowards. They knowingly got behind the wheel of their cars drunk and took an innocent life; a beautiful life...

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Aric Wooley

When Aric was taken from us so suddenly on June 16, 2000 by a drunk driver, the lives of his of his family and friends were altered forever...

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Fausto Manzera

On the early morning of Good Friday, April 10, 2009, our family and loved ones' lives were forever changed....

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Jessica Mejia

My precious, beautiful daughter, Jessica, was killed in a car crash; NOT an accident - a CRASH! ...

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Kevin William Benes

The pick-up truck hit Kevin's car on the driver's side door, pinning him in the now crushed car. Later, we found out that he was killed instantly. He was almost HOME!....

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Manny Lopez

I knew my husband wasn't driving because our vehicle was at the repair shop. He was walking alongside the road in the grass when a van jumped the curb and hit him ...

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Miguel Flores

On the early morning of Thanksgiving, November 22, 2007, a phone call from the hospital completely changed our lives....

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Monika Skrzypkowski

On December 6th, 2008 Monika was fifteen and celebrating her boyfriend, Anton's, seventeenth birthday when a seventeen year old drunk driver took her life...

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