Your life changed at the intersection I crossed every day when delivering newspapers as a young teenager in the 1980s. I grew up just 3 blocks from there. In the mid 1970s a little girl was hit by a car and killed on NE 75th at 26th. My favorite crossing guard at Wedgwood school was killed by a drunk driver (not in front of the school, but in the maple leaf area I think). I made the commitment early on to not only drive sober, but to never start drugs or drinking. It was an unpopular decision socially in my teens and 20s, but I knew lives were at stake. Through the years I've witnessed too many friends and family members ruin their lives, and those of others, due to alcohol and drugs. The loss and suffering you have been through is unimaginable to me. I thank you for all you are doing to change the way DUI offenders are handled. I don't know where you find the strength, but I am grateful for your voice in making this world a safer place. I wish Karina and Elias a strong comeback and happy future, but I deeply regret never having been blessed enough to meet your amazing parents. Your work in their honor is an incredible tribute.