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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.

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Jenni Lynn Anderson
​​On October 17, 1997, Jenni and her best friends, Ali Matzdorf and Jennifer Roberts were killed in a horrible crash.  Our lives have been altered and forever changed....... 

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Kevin William Benes 

On June 8, 1990, excitement and joy fill my heart after giving birth to my first child, Kevin William.  During the next nineteen years, six months, and three days I, along with everyone who knew Kevin,...... 

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Tony Borcia

My son, Tony Borcia was ten years old when he went tubing with his father, Jim, and siblings, Kaeleigh, Joe and Erin on the Chain-o-Lakes on July 28, 2012...... 

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Derrick Ellis

Derrick Ellis was a son, brother and father until he was killed in a car crash caused by his so called friend.  The driver got behind the wheel ...... 

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Jameel Ali Harris 

For the first time I am left to live without you.  Every breath from the time you were born, we breathed together.  Every step we walked together...... 

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Nicholas Kilpatrick

On the night of September 9, 2014 I received a phone call that would change my life forever.  My son was hit by a truck and no other details were given.... 

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Christopher Krenzer

Every year I share some piece of our twenty-year-old son Chris’ life and death with the readers of our AAIM book.  Every year it’s hard to do..... 

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Erin Olmsted
I remember the evening Erin was born.  I didn’t know you could love another human being that much.  She changed our lives in so many ways ..... 

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Chris Owens
Chris and Daryl were hit by a drunk driver on April 13, 1997.  It still hurts just to say the date.  The night that I got the phone call...... 

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Aric Wooley

In the Blink of an Eye…It’s been seventeen years since the day our lives changed forever.  It never gets any easier writing the tribute to a young man taken too soon..... 

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