On August 30th 2001, my son and I were on our way home and hit by a drunk driver. My son died at the scene and I was treated and hospitalized.
Since we have had the privilege of being a part of this organization. I figure I was left here to do something and I have chosen to spread information about impared driving.
I first came across the Forget Me Not Foundation through the social network facebook. I am very glad that I did. I am a victim of a drunken driving accident from many years ago, and when I saw the nature and purpose of what the foundation was all about I contacted them and friended them immediately. I shared my story with the founders of the foundation, the Bidwells, and they ask if I would share my story. I was glad to do so. My story and 100 others were included in a book they produced called "Soul Shaking Grief". It is an awesome culmination of stories from individuals and families whose lives have been disrupted som horribly as a result of drinking and driving.
The work goes on though, and sadly, it will probably not end in our life time. The Forget Me Not Foundation is an inspiration to many of us who have survived the wreckage of lives as a result of impaired driving. I know the Bidwells and the Foundation will carry this work on as long as they are breathing, and many of us in the community will continue to be right there beside them every step of the way.
God Bless and Keep The Forget Me Not Foundation.