Just drive – help everyone arrive alive

April 18, 2016 at 10:08 pm | Posted in Grief, life after loss | 5 Comments
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We are all busy.  We all have too much to do and not enough time.  We often multi task which includes doing other things while driving.   Last week, the world lost an amazing person I was lucky enough to know.  He was biking with his cycling group and struck from behind by a car and killed.

I wish there was something I could do to make this nightmare better for his family and friends.  I know that there are no words that will bring him back. However, maybe if someone reads this and thinks to take the extra time to slow down or pay attention a similar tragedy could be prevented.

His death was sudden and heart breaking.  All was fine and then it was not.  I want there to be something good that comes from this tragedy but right now there is another mother living in this world without her son, another wife without her husband, more siblings without their brother and a community that has lost a beloved and wonderful person.

I wish there was something more I could do.  I wish no parent had to live in a world without their child.




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  1. Thanks for writing this. If even one person reads this who later thinks to slow down or be more careful behind the wheel, then it was worth it. I know none of us will forget John, and we’d all wish that some shred of good could come from a senseless tragedy.

  2. thank you for bringing the cause of this tragedy to the attention of another group of people. the more this understanding is spread, the more likely it will make a difference.

  3. I am so sorry for this sad loss.

  4. Yes, thank you so much to share this tragedy. This is such a sad, sad loss for the world. Us, too, on February 17th, 2016, we were stopped at the right red when a young man who was in the hurry to turn right rear-ended us, which resulted in our 4 months and 6 days pregnancy loss of our Baby Boy. It is so devastating. In a second, our lives have been changed forever for the worse, because someone couldn’t be patient enough behind the wheels.

  5. Lanie I am so so sorry. Oxoxox

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