Why We Walk: Colleen Thompson

Learn why our victim survivor Colleen and her team, MADD Hatters, Walk Like MADD: Will you join them?

I was hit by a drunk driver on December 10th, 2011.

She was 2.5 times the legal limit for Blood Alcohol Content. As a result of her poor choice, I have constant nerve pain in my back and have even required a few surgeries.

I support MADD because without the guidance of Jason Frazier, my Victim Specialist at the time and now the State Executive Director, I would not have known what was going to happen after my crash or what I would need to do to protect myself throughout my court process.

Once I began working with MADD, Jason was with me every step of the way. He came to every court appearance with a smile on his face. He even came with me when we asked the prosecutor to ask for a harsher punishment for the offender. In the end, she was sentenced to three and a half years in prison and six months of probation.

I hope that by walking and raising funds for MADD, my actions will help someone make the decision to never drink and drive and hurt another person or family.

Our team name, the MADD Hatters, is special to us because one of our team members loves Alice in Wonderland and we all support MADD! Watch for our MADD hats at this year’s walk! Join us to Walk Like MADD!

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