Many of you know too well the life-changing consequences of a devastating injury. Far too often, tragedy might have been prevented if not for the carelessness or negligence of others. Those haunting “what ifs” only compound the grief for family, friends and the community.
This month we bring you the stories of four families that turned their grief and “what ifs” into action:
- Vicki Seliger Swenson , a sister who helped change state law to protect women after her sister was brutally murdered.
- Eric Rice, a father fighting laws that penalize people hurt or killed by medical mistakes after his daughter died from a botched diagnosis.
- Daphne Izer, a mother who started Parents Against Tired Truckers after her son and three friends were killed by a semi-driver who fell asleep at the wheel.
- Ken and Beth Melton, parents who single-handedly uncovered GM’s attempt to hide problems with a faulty ignition switch after their daughter died in a car crash.
Read more in the August 2014 edition of You Should Know.