Amy Beth Anderson On the morning of April 16, 2004, Amy Beth Anderson had just shared her exciting news with family members: she was pregnant, early in her first trimester, with her second child. Later that night, Amy was killed on impact from the blunt force trauma of a drunk driver’s car. Mike Dean It was November 1991 and Laura and Mike Dean, both native Texans, were living in Colorado at the time. Mike was back in Texas visiting family after a business trip to Oklahoma. Laura was home with their 8-month-old daughter. The Deans were practically newlyweds married just two and a half years and filled with dreams for the future and excited a bout all the experiences that life would now offer their family of three. At 7:15 p.m. on November 21, 1991, those dreams were altered forever. A highly impaired drunk driver going the wrong way on a North Texas highway met Mike’s car head on, killing the 32-year-old instantly and simultaneously making Laura both a grieving young widow and single mother. The offender, who died at the crash scene, had a BAC of .34 and was driving with an almost empty bottle of Jim Beam in his crushed Cadillac. Mike never had a chance to say goodbye To his wife, his mother, his grandparents, his friends. And he would never experience his daughter’s first Thanksgiving, first Christmas, first birthday.
2006: First Day of Kindergarten 2007: Dad teaches her to Ride a Bike 2008: The Star of her First School Play 2007: Taken off Life Support after Collision with Drunk Driver 2008: Retired after 40 Years with the Same Company 2009: First Grandchild is Born 2010: Celebrates 50th Wedding Anniversary 2004: Crowned Senior Prom Queen 2005: Starts Freshman Year at Yale University 2009: Graduates with Honors 2005: Killed by a Drunk Driver 2003: Killed by a Drunk Driver
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is a non-profit organization that seeks to stop drunk driving, support those affected by drunk driving, prevent underage drinking, and overall push for stricter alcohol policy. Founded in 1980 by Candice Lightner after she lost her 13 year old daughter in a drunk driving accident. With help from MADD, drunk driving accidents have declined from 26,173 in 1982 to 16,885 in 2005. PLEDGE TO ELIMINATE DRUNK DRIVING TODAY
Credits Slide 1: Video- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl0YYyuqMlA ; MAAD logo- http://www.singsnap.com/images/newsletter/3/ddnd.jpg Slide 2: Graph- http://www2.potsdam.edu/hansondj/images/SimpMayGraph.jpg Slide 3: Amy Beth Anderson picture and story- http://www.madd.org/Article Archive/2008/Febuary/Article---VictimAmyBethAnderson. aspx Mike Dean picture and story- http://www.madd.org/Article-Archive/2008/November/Article---Laura-Dean-Mooney-Crash-Anniversary.aspx ; Music: I Will Remember You by Sarah McLachlan Slide 4: Video created by Maddy and Talia- using iMovie; EKG Flatline Clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T07ABb0n2rg ; statistics - http://www.MADD.org ; pictures - http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=drunk+driving+accidents&go=&form=QBIL ; Music: Cry by James Blunt Slide 5: Campaign- http://www.MADD.ORG ; pictures- http://www.thecutekid.com/parent-center/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/littleliar.jpg ; http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/thumb_335/12270551800JMEvw.jpg ; http://resources3.news.com.au/images/2008/03/10/va1237295974006/Mina-5928982.jpg ; 42 by Coldplay Slide 6: Statistics and Logo- http://www.MADD.ORG Slide 7: Video created by Maddy and Talia using iMovie; statistics- http://www.MADD.ORG ; pictures- Maddy. Music: Dance with my Father by Celion Dion. Music for Credits: You’ll be in My Heart by Phil Collins In Loving Memory of Mike Richey