A powerful video on impaired driving

Two years ago, my beautiful mother-in-law’s life was cut tragically short by an impaired driver. In honor of Donna Jean Kennie, please don’t drink and drive. Impaired driving is 100% preventable. Think about it.

I know I’ve posted this before but…maybe you haven’t seen it? Maybe it’s important to watch again. It’s heart wrenching and it’ll bring tears to your eyes, if not make you weep. It’s 16-year-old Kali story as she describes the heartbreaking loss of her parents in a 2006 impaired driving crash that happened right here in New Brunswick. Kali and her brother were also seriously injured in the crash.


Please…for Kali….for me…for all the innocent people on the road, don’t drink and drive!

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  1. That is heart-wrenching. She is so eloquent when she explains what happened to her family that night. It makes me so angry to think that probably the person who killed her parents is probably out driving again…or if not now, will be soon.

    • I know. It’s amazing someone her age and someone who’s gone through what she has can speak out in such a way. And yes, it’s disheartening and devastating to think that the person who ran into them and killed her parents is likely out of jail and if he isn’t driving yet, he will be again. So sad that this is our system. It’s not right. If you hit and kill someone driving impaired, you should never, ever have the opportunity to do it again…period! Driving is a priviledge and one that people need to start taking more seriously!

  2. Such a senseles tragedy. The entire video hurt my heart, but when she said her kids won’t have grandparents, that really got me. All of it, stolen from her.

    I hope nothing but the best for her and her brother, but as we know, they will bear the the scars from this forever. Thanks for sharing it again, Natalie. I’m waving my red ribbon proudly in honor of you, Mamma K, this gorgeous young lady, and all those affected by impaired driving.

    • Yip, senseless and preventable tragedy – so sad. Every time I watch the video, my heart breaks for this young girl and everything that’s been stolen from her. The impact and it’s ripple effect is astounding.
      Tameri, you brought tears to my eyes with your waving red ribbon in honor of all of us….sniff…beautifully said! HUGS!!

  3. You can never show this too often. It’s so painful to watch but so important to share.

  4. This story breaks my heart. Just like Tameri said, “All of it, stolen from her”…


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