BENEFITING: Mothers Against Drunk Driving
EVENT DATE: Sep 30, 2017
Kathy Matthews wrote -
My life was changed forever on July 14, 1980. My oldest sister, Angie, was tragically killed in a car accident caused by a drunk driver. She was a passenger in a car that was hit when a drunk driver went speeding through a stop sign.
At the time of the accident, I was a young child and had a difficult time understanding what was going on. Little did I realize that a person I admired and looked up to was never coming home. My family and I have suffered through difficult times as a result of her death, but in the end, it has brought us closer together.
Throughout the last 37 years, I have often used the Serenity Prayer as a way to help navigate through these difficult times. "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." Although I wish I could bring Angie back, I know it is not possible. I have learned to trust God and use this tragedy in positive ways. Every successful thing I do in life is dedicated to her memory.
That is why I have decided to participate in the M.A.D.D. 5K Walk in Atlanta for the second consecutive year. I want to honor Angie's memory and raise money in hope of preventing other families from suffering through the horrific tragedy my family has gone through. Please consider suppporting me in this event!