Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Monday, January 31, 2011

Remembering Alex Brown

Last night I watched Extreme Home Makeover as I do most every Sunday night.  I love the show!  It is one of those shows where people do kind things for the less fortunate or hurting and have a chance to pay it forward.  To me....this show is a marvelous act of grace.  Last night however, I really did not want to watch....but as soon as the opening story was told I was hooked.  The family to get the new house had lost their daughter, Alex Brown, in a terrible car accident a year earlier.....and were trying to get states to enact laws to ban texting and driving.  In the process of making people was costing them their home, their jobs, everything else....but they still trudged on.  Well....I sat there, watching their story and cried.  Texting is something I am totally against.  I have watched people drive down the road and veer into my lane...because they took their eyes off the road and put them on the key pad of a phone.  Is someones latest facebook update....or a text stating IDK worth your life....or the life of someone else?  If you are going to text.....then let someone else drive.  I was so moved by their story that I joined the cause and signed the pledge not to text and drive.  If you would like to read more about this remarkable family then go to their  foundations website Remember Alex Brown and I hope you will sign the pledge too.  I want you to get to know a little bit about the Browns.  I know you will be as touched by them as I was.  "We lost our daughter, Alex Brown, in a single car accident as she drove to what seemed like just another ordinary day of her senior year in high school. Although no other vehicles were involved, Alex was not alone. The cell phone on which she had sent and receive over 10,000 text messages in the weeks preceding her accident was with her. Alex lost her life to texting while driving. Although Alex is no longer with us, her memory lives. We hope you choose to do the same. Through Alex's memory we hope to educate others about the dangers of texting while driving.  To honor Alex's memory we formed The Remember Alex Brown Foundation (RAB). The foundation's website is a place to tell your story, to learn from others and to make a difference. Please share your memories with us or view stories on their site. As you drive today, please put your cell phone away and drive safely. Your messages will be there when you arrive at your destination. Make sure that you arrive safely, too.


Queenie Jeannie said...

I HATE IT when people talk/text on their phones while driving!!!! UGH!! So stupid! I think it has really become an addiction for so many.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Such an important issue Karen! Sooo many people do this and so many lives lost because of it. I am totally against it. Thank you for such a great post on this issue!

Hugs, Sherry