Don’t drink and drive
My wish for this holiday season is for more individual responsibility. Take responsibility for your own actions and behavior. My niece was killed by a drunken driver just four days after she passed her medical board exams to become a physician’s assistant in cardiology. She was engaged to be married and just at the dawn of her career. While the drunken driver got 23 years in jail, we still miss her every day. My brother’s wife had to plan a wedding and a funeral during the same week, because of the driver’s and court system’s lack of accountability. The MADD organization never crossed my mind until it touched our family. The drunken driver had been in jail multiple times for drunken driving, but the attorneys and judges lacked personal responsibility by always letting him out of jail quickly! There should be special jails for public officials that don’t act ethically, without any perks like cable/ HDTV or fancy gyms! Except for the last honorable judge who said in court: “Your truck was used as a weapon; you will have 23 years to think about the ‘I’m sorry’ you just uttered!” Please view Lara’s website: www.lovealwaysrememberalways.com. Don’t drink and drive! You may kill someone.