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Please DO NOT DRINK & DRIVE.

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I was walking around in a Big Bazar store shopping, when I saw a Cashier talking to a boy couldn't have been more than 5 or 6 years old..

The Cashier said, 'I'm sorry, but you don't have enough money to buy this doll. Then the little boy turned to the cashier and asked: are you sure I don't have enough money?''

The cashier counted his cash once again and replied: ''You know that you don't have enough money to buy the doll, my dear.'' The little boy was still holding the doll in his hand.

Finally, I walked toward him and I asked him who he wished to give this doll to. 'It's the doll that my sister loved most and wanted so much . I wanted to Gift her for her BIRTHDAY.

I have to give the doll to my mommy so that she can give it to my sister when she goes there.' His eyes were so sad while saying this. 'My Sister has gone to be with God.. Daddy says that Mommy is going to see God very soon too, so I thought that she could take the doll with her to give it to my sister...''

My heart nearly stopped. The little boy looked up at me and said: 'I told daddy to tell mommy not to go yet. I need her to wait until I come back from the mall.' Then he showed me a very nice photo of him where he was laughing. He then told me 'I want mommy to take my picture with her so my sister won't forget me.' 'I love my mommy and I wish she doesn't have to leave me, but daddy says that she has to go to be with my little sister.' Then he looked again at the doll with sad eyes, very quietly..

I quickly reached for my wallet and said to the boy. 'Suppose we check again, just in case you do have enough money for the doll?''

'OK' he said, 'I hope I do have enough.' I added some of my money to his with out him seeing and we started to count it. There was enough for the doll and even some spare money.

The little boy said: 'Thank you God for giving me enough money!'

Then he looked at me and added, 'I asked last night before I went to sleep for God to make sure I had enough money to buy this doll, so that mommy could give It to my sister. He heard me!'' 'I also wanted to have enough money to buy a white rose for my mommy, but I didn't dare to ask God for too much. But He gave me enough to buy the doll and a white rose. My mommy loves white roses.'

I finished my shopping in a totally different state from when I started. I couldn't get the little boy out of my mind. 

Then I remembered a local news paper article two days ago, which mentioned a drunk man in a truck, who hit a car occupied by a young woman and a little girl. The little girl died right away, and the mother was left in a critical state. The family had to decide whether to pull the plug on the life-sustaining machine, because the young woman would not be able to recover from the coma. Was this the family of the little boy?

Two days after this encounter with the little boy, I read in the news paper that the young woman had passed away.. I couldn't stop myself as I bought a bunch of white roses and I went to the funeral home where the body of the young woman was exposed for people to see and make last wishes before her burial. 

She was there, in her coffin, holding a beautiful white rose in her hand with the photo of the little boy and the doll placed over her chest. I left the place, teary-eyed, feeling that my life had been changed for ever...

The love that the little boy had for his mother and his sister is still, to this day, hard to imagine. And in a fraction of a second, a drunk driver had taken all this away from him.

Please DO NOT DRINK & DRIVE.

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words have left me....

 

 

Sure makes you stop and think about a lot of different things like how life is so short to begin with and how a couple drinks can affect so many lives forever  :(

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Yes bumper your right. Things like this should never happen. Unfortunately they happen way too often.

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Way too many "teddy bear memorials" lining the streets of this and every country.

I spent eight years in the FDNY and pulled more than my share of young lifeless bodies out of car wrecks. 

Alcoholism and DWI are true epidemics in this country and unfortunately consistantly on the rise.

 

Thanks for the post Bump.  Awareness is half the problem.  We truly need to keep it front and center, always.

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  • Lost my only child ( son ) because of a drunk driver........ :(

I'm truly sorry.

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Almost everyone's life has been impacted by a drunk driver.

Question: How do people feel about breath analyzers universally installed in every vehicle?

A pain in the ass? An intrusion into personal choice? Of course, but think of the lives it would save.

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  1. Lost my only child ( son ) because of a drunk driver........ :(

 

Lost my oldest daughter because of a drunk driver. 

 

Hugs, Mark, as always my friend...

 

KK

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Way too many "teddy bear memorials" lining the streets of this and every country.

I spent eight years in the FDNY and pulled more than my share of young lifeless bodies out of car wrecks. 

Alcoholism and DWI are true epidemics in this country and unfortunately consistantly on the rise.

 

Thanks for the post Bump.  Awareness is half the problem.  We truly need to keep it front and center, always.

Thanks for keeping us safe!  Alcoholism kills more people each year then people are truly aware of!!  We do need to keep this subject front and center!  Our Government need to focus more on this issue then what they do!!  IMO

 

  1. Lost my only child ( son ) because of a drunk driver........ :(

 

I heart breaks for you!!  I am so sorry for your loss!!!  :(   Prayers to you and your family!!

 

Almost everyone's life has been impacted by a drunk driver.

Question: How do people feel about breath analyzers universally installed in every vehicle?

A pain in the ass? An intrusion into personal choice? Of course, but think of the lives it would save.

 

I would never object to this if it saves lives!  Blow over the limit and the car will not start!!   :twothumbs:

Lost my oldest daughter because of a drunk driver. 

 

Hugs, Mark, as always my friend...

 

KK

 

I am so sorry to hear about your loss!!  I don't know what I would do if I lost one of my girls like you have!  My heart breaks for you KK and your family and prayers headed your way!!

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  • Lost my only child ( son ) because of a drunk driver........ :(

I am so sorry for your loss! I was scrolling down to email this post to myself so I could pass it on when I read your post. It made me so sad and I just felt a need to tell you I am praying for you and wish you the very best peaceful days ahead..

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