I lost my friend to a drunk driver

MADD signBy Lynn R. Mitchell

Her name was Kim and she was a pretty blond-haired girl with a bubbly smile and a warm personality. She was my friend. We were so young back in the 1970s, and I have fond memories of hanging out with our other girlfriends as we camped in Shenandoah National Park, pitching our tent, laughing as we sat around a bonfire roasting marshmallows,  talking about life, and hiking the Blue Ridge.

Kim was hit head-on by a drunk driver and killed. She was 19 years old.

We attended her funeral, young people who were not familiar with death and struggled to understand how someone so full of life could have it snuffed out by a stranger. Driving drunk. In Chesterfield County, Virginia.

Pray that your family and friends don’t become innocent victims right here in Augusta County.

Hear the Voices of the Victims. Join the Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Drivers. MADD … Mothers Against Drunk Drivers.

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