Date Added: Feb. 16, 2004
Despite decades of activism and public education against it, drunk driving still remains a top killer. Perhaps more compelling than tales of the many innocents who have lost their lives to drunk drivers are the heart-wrenching stories of those who survived.
I know I'm preaching to the choir but this is why we fight the drug and alcohol impaired drivers every day.
The Destiny of Someone due to the other who Drinks and Drives.....
This is Jacqueline Saburido on September 19, 1999.
The car in which Jacqueline traveled. She was hit by another car that was driven by a 17-year old male student on his way home after a couple of hard packs with his friends. This was in December 1999.
Not everyone who gets hit with a car dies. This picture was taken 4 years after the accident and the doctors are still working on Jacqueline, whose body was covered with 60% severe burnings.
Please send this to as many people as you can to make them aware of the consequences of drink driving.
PLEASE PASS THIS MAIL TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW
The citation above is a condensed version of an e-mail circulating, often as a Microsoft PowerPoint attachment, widely across the internet. The original contains many more pictures and a more detailed description of Jacqui's current condition.
Yes, Jacqueline Saburido's story is sadly true. Early in the morning of September 19, 1999, Jacqui - then 20 years old, was returning from a birthday party near Austin, TX, when their Oldsmobile was struck by an SUV driven by Reggie Stephey. Stephey had been drinking with some buddies. Two of the passengers in the Oldsmobile were killed and two rescued. Jacqui was trapped in the vehicle and badly burned over 60% of her body. She has had many operations since the crash and many more to go. She and her father now live in Louisville, Kentucky.
Unfortunately, the chain letters about Jacqui tell only a small part of this courageous young woman's story. She has loaned her story and her face to a Texas anti-DWI campaign. She also tells her story through interviews. More information about the crash, her condition and campaigns she's helping, as well as information about how you can help Jacqui and her family keep up with her mounting medical bills, can be found on a web site dedicated to her: HelpJacqui.com