October 2021- Featured Volunteer- Amy Davis
Rahul was the love of my life. I met him in 2002 and his life was taken by a drunk and drugged driver in February, 2015. He was 52 years old and when I received that phone call from the Georgia State Police, my life, as I knew it, was over. I had no idea what to do next or how I was going to survive. But I got up the next morning and did what I had to do. Seeing him for the last time was the hardest thing I have ever had to do. And I had to learn how to go on without him, which I didn’t want to do…but there were no choices. I eventually moved from Richmond, VA to Salisbury, MD to be closer to my family and that is when I got involved with MADD. Even though it can be very painful and emotional to speak at the impact panels, it is knowing I am keeping Rahul’s memory alive and hope that the work the volunteers do will help save lives.
- What is your proudest achievement as a MADD volunteer?
Being the keynote speaker at the State of Maryland Law Enforcement Officers award ceremony in Ocean City.
- This work can be hard. What gets you out of bed in the morning to further our cause?
My faith in God.
- How would you describe the work you do with MADD?
It is very difficult and emotional but so very rewarding when one of the offenders cries during your speech and offers up a speech of his own telling how thankful he is for the police stopping him.
- What is your favorite holiday and why?
I love Thanksgiving because I love to cook for a crowd.
- Pineapple on Pizza – Yay or Nay? What is your favorite pizza topping?
Nay…just cheese and pepperoni for me.