I am very sorry of what happen to Rachel. I was reading all the beautiful comments that everyone left. Rachel seems like a wonderful person. This world is a crazy place to live as I lost my son's father back in 2006 almost 2 years ago and my son and I miss him so much so I know how you guys just miss and love Rachel so much. Having GOD in my life just makes me alittle stronger each and everyday. Rachel is in a great place and GOD will watch over her. You guys are in my prayers!! GOD bless Rachel and her family!!
Good Morning Rachel, Just wanted to stop by and say hi. And to let you know that you are thought about everyday. I'm sure you already know that though!!! Love ya!!
Elliot family, I want to begin by extending my deepest sympathies to you and your entire family during this difficult time. I stumbled across your daughter's picture on someone's Myspace page and it led to me to this site. Seeing pictures of Rachel and the different members of your family left a profound effect on me. I am guilty of driving drunk in the past. However, after seeing those photos I realize just how irresponsible and senseless drinking and driving was, and still is. The devastating effect that drinking and driving can have on not only the victim, but also the victim's family and friends is not something I would ever want to have a hand in. For the sake of your family's happiness I wish this website would have never had to have been created, but the fact that it does exist has potentially saved the lives of those I would have devastated had I continued in my way. Thank you for doing this.
Just want Rachel's family to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers everyday. This tragic event has touched so many lives, we all share in your loss and heartbreak.
Your story is very touching. I am a senior in high school and im doing a project on drunk driving. and was searching the web and your web site popped up. I am very sorry this happened to your daughter. She has inspired me to do this project even more.
I just wanted the family to know that you all are in my thougts and prayers. I know that only God can bring you through this tragic time in your life. Be incouraged.
Hi Rachel, Just wanted to stop by for my weekly check in, LOL!! Actually I just got off the phone with your Grandma. I miss her and your Grandpa Jack so much. Your family is so amazing and I am so happy that I feel like part of the family.....I know you know this because I am sure you were watching, but on the day of your memorial service in Orland, your Grandpa and I and some others went horseback riding, it was so good to spend that time with your Grandpa. I have so many great memories that involve your family, and I am so thankful for that. I even have a funny memory of when you and Jeff came out to the ranch and got the quad stuck in the creek, that gave everyone a good laugh that day. Well I should probably go, just wanted you to know I was thinkin about you. You are forver loved and greatly missed. 🙂
Rachel, I think you were with me today.....I thank god that you are my angel. I was involved in a car accident while driving on I-80. I think of you everyday, and just wish you were here....Please keep us all safe, because you are so greatly missed...Lots of Love!
I'm so sorry for your incredible loss. I lost my daughter to DUI in TX ,June of '99. At the age of 15. 4 years later my youngest son could'nt finish attending the E15M program. I know there are no words. Only prayer. You and your family will be in our prayers.
I know you know how much those of us who love you are suffering your loss. Six months without you has been a nightmare we have only survived with God's help and the love and support of our family and friends. It is hard to imagine what remains of a lifetime without the joy of your presence. Everything about you made me so proud. There was nothing better in this life than being your Daddy. I miss you everday, all the time. I love you so much. Always, your Daddy
Hi Rachel... I couldn't sleep so i thought i would say hi. I have just been watching that video of us before our last prom over and over. I miss that beautiful smile of yours. I miss you so much. I love you
Rachel, it is now the 6th month mark. All I know is the pain of missing you and the pain of knowing you died for nothing only gets worse. You didn't deserve to die this young. I will never forget you and never stop fighting for you and others who were killed for the sake of a drink.
MarisGumtow - I am so sorry to hear about your daughter. Its so tragic because its so senseless and so preventable. Just like Rachel your daughter was doing nothing wrong yet her precious life was taken away.
Hi Rachel... I just wanted to stop by and say hello and let you know that I am thinking about you and missing you so much. Its been a little while since I've had a dream about you and I'm really craving one! Please visit me tonight. I love you...
Hi Rachel, Just wanted to stop by and let you know that I was thinking about you. It has almost been 6 months and I still don't really believe that your gone. I wish everyday that it was just a bad dream that I haven't woke up from yet. I remember the day your Grandma called to tell me what happened, it just felt unreal. Your family is truly amazing just as you are, just know that you are forever loved and greatly missed.
Four weeks ago my daughter was killed by a drunk driver while riding her bicycle. She was in the bike lane, obeying the rules, wearing the protective bike clothing. Please everyone help stop these senseless acts of violence against our innocent loved ones. Contact the MADD Organization in your state. Contact your state legislators. Together we can make a difference.
I am sorry to hear of this brave young woman's tragic and untimely death,I hope that we can stop people from drinking and driving,if only somebody had taken the keys away,Rachel would still be alive today,my personal condolonces go out to her family and friends!!
Dear sweet Rachel, many tears go out for you this morning. Its a tough morning for me just thinking about you and missing you so much. I went to your website before I did anything - just hoping that someone new would write about you and indeed a mother of 4 did. Somehow that helps. Oh Rachel... what I would do to have you back with us.
I was searching online regarding drunk driving when I came across this site. Just this morning my husband came home from his shift as a reserve deputy in a nieghboring small town. He informed me that 3 of our own town's teenagers were involved in a fatal accident. Alcohol is thought to be involved, the investigation underway. One of the teens was DOA, two others airlifted to bigger hospitals, one in very bad shape. I am originally from California, moved to Iowa to get away from "the rat race." Underage drinking is a big problem here. It is the epitome of condoned. I am the proud mother of 4, aging 18 months to 21 years. I can only imagine loosing one of my precious children to a selfish, irresponsible person. My heart goes out to you!! Thank you for having a website like this for people like me. My prayers are with you and every family who has lost a loved one to a sensless [alleged] drunk driver.
hi my name is malissa. i know how it is to lose a loved one or friend. one of my dear friends died a year ago because he drove drunk from a bar! he had crashed and no one found until three days later.