This post is from a friend of our family, Mackenzie S. In an application for a Me to We scholarship from Free the Children and BlackBerry, Mackenzie wrote:
“Are people sent into our lives for a reason? Are we all given a purpose? Who I am today has been sparked from an eleven year old girl who seems to have life figured out. She taught me three things:
one – to always give back and be an inspiration,
two – to discover who I am and run with it,
three – to go for more dreams.
I want to touch the lives of those around me. I want to be the person sent into someone’s life, to be the person that motivates them. I want to have a purpose and make a difference.”
The 11-year old that Mackenzie was talking about was our daughter Gracie. In her short life, she had a profound effect on so many people.
These are the kind of people that we are losing every day to Drunk Drivers.
I, too, want to give back by getting the laws changed for the next generation and inspire all of you to help me in doing that. I am and will always be Gracie’s Mom but now I need to rediscover who I am, which is becoming an activist, and run with it. My dream is that no parent will ever have to experience what my family has been forced to endure.
Sadly, I have discovered that it is a big dream. It’s not something that I can do alone. So I have had to learn to ask for help, which is what I’m doing now.
I am going for my dream. Please join me in making my dream a reality.