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jessica gibson wrote on April 30, 2012
thoughts of you so sorry for your loss email me back if i could use this for a remander to nnot drive drunk
Emma Smith wrote on April 27, 2012
I stumbled across this while working on a school project. From what i have read and seen, Rachel was a very special girl and i can tell she meant a lot to her family. I think that it is so cool that through her death people are raising awarness of the drunk driving problem. That takes strength, and I'm so sure she is smiling down from heaven knowing that this is going on. Thank you 🙂
Callie Hill wrote on April 25, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss...Your daughter is an impact that will reach out to people because I am using her story in my paper about drinking and driving. God bless you!
Amber Jensen wrote on April 23, 2012
I am very sorry for your loss. i read the story of your daughter's accident, and ended up in tears. i have always wondered why bad things happen to good people. i just wanted to tell you, and the whole family, that i will NEVER drink and drive. I also want you keep in mind, that even if Rachel is not here physically, she is still in your heart forever. i'm sorry, and thank you for sharing this tragic story.
Abigail wrote on April 20, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. Ever since I was a kid I was careful about what happened on the roadl. After hearing Rachel's story I did a power point on drunk driving. I picked a couple stories I wanted to tell my class and Rachel's was one of them. Stay strong. Your in my prayers.
briley wrote on April 13, 2012
i am so sorry for your loss, this is such a tragedy. my uncle was just in a drunk driver accident and is now in a coma. it is just awful. my thoughts and prayers are with you guys.
Rachel's Mom, Jill wrote on April 13, 2012
Just want to say "thank you" to all of you who sign Rachel's guestbook. It's very meaningful to us when a new comment appears. There is nothing that can fix what has happened, but the sweet comments truly do help us and encourage us. I am so sorry for those that have had to endure the horror and the anguish of losing a loved one in such a senseless way. Our hearts go out to you, as we understand the anguish and how the loss impacts every part of life.
Kristi Finney-Dunn wrote on April 13, 2012
My 28 year old son Dustin was killed by a drunk driver on August 12, 2011. Until then I didn't know any of the statistics, didn't know of all the pain and suffering endured by the friends and family of these victims. You hear about them on the news sometimes, and you're horrified for a couple of minutes, but then you forget about it, because it really doesn't mean anything in your life... until it does. And then it doesn't go away. It stays and grows bigger and you get to where you don't trust anyone on the road and you also want to shout at people, hey, wake up! It can TOO happen to you. The death of someone you love or maybe yourself, the family having to deal with "the arrangements", their feelings (which are waaaayyyy beyond anything anyone can imagine they might be), the finances, the empty chair, the lost potential, the legal case (which sometimes results in nothing but more anger and victimization for the family), etc., etc. I am so sorry about the loss of Rachel and all the other innocent victims of people who choose to get behind the wheel and drive drunk. Or distracted by phones, gps, whatever (the "new drunk drivers"). Or who choose to speed, tail-gate, run lights and stop signs, improperly change lanes, etc. These so-called "accidents" aren't accidental. They're preventable. Please, prevent yours.
Griselda wrote on April 13, 2012
I, myself am19 and in my freshmen year of college. Yes its fun to have but theres always a limit to it. Next year i will be moving two and half hours away from my family for school and i know how my mother worries very much. I could say this page is telling me something because i was looking for information over drunk driver for my essay and this pop up. God is trying keep me safe and make goog chooses whiles i am away from home. I give you my blessing and she in a wonderful place now:).
Jennifer Mangels wrote on April 9, 2012
I want to Thank you for sharing your story with my family I have three kids. My oldest being my daughter and she soon will be going off to college and Rachels story has helped her I have even heard her telling friends that are older if you drink please call I will come get you.
Rachel wrote on April 5, 2012
I am terribly sorry for your loss and will keep y'all in my prayers
Gina Springfield wrote on April 4, 2012
I am very sorry for your beautiful Rachel and for all those who love her. Words can never convey the utter disgust against the convicted murderer and sorrow I feel for Rachel and her family. RIP Rachel
Katie wrote on April 4, 2012
I'm sorry for your loss. My best friend also has lost someone really close to her due to a drunk driver and i know how hard it must have been. Rachel looked like a very talented young woman and you were very blessed to have her. I will keep your family in my prayers. Stay strong!
LOLLY POP wrote on March 30, 2012
rawrygood10 wrote on March 28, 2012
im sorry to hear how you died those stories make me want to cry im also against drunk driving like you were
meera wrote on March 26, 2012
I'm so sorry..I hope that Eva girl gets a slap in the face with karma!
Jamie wrote on March 24, 2012
For the past two days my school has been participating in the "Every 15 Minutes" program. I have always been against drinking and driving, never have seen the point, nor do I ever plan to do it. I feel so different, just reading and hearing about trageties and the act of the irresponsible drivers, it's eye opening and very, very scary to think that this could happen to anyone. I am so very sorry for your loss, it hurts me physically as well as emotionally just to read this. I can't imagine how hard it must be for your family. My thoughts are with you, thank you for having the strength to share the story of Rachel. I know it will help other teens as well as parents, be more cautious with their choices.
Donna wrote on March 22, 2012
Jill and Steve...thoughts of you....
Kaitlyn Heselschwerdt wrote on March 21, 2012
My heart goes out to the family of Rachel. I pray for you and have you in my heart!!
Shawn Noetzli wrote on March 21, 2012
Hi Mrs. Elliott. You just came to my school and was involved in our every 15 minutes program. I wanted to thank you for all the knowledge you gave me and I will never forget it. Listening to you speak today and yesterday was so touching and I admire you for being so strong. I know it's really hard talking about losing a loved one. I really appreciate it and I know all my peers involved did too. Rachel sounded like a really amazing person and I'm so sorry for your loss. Thank you so much for everything these past two days. I'll think about Rachel every time I get in my car now. You and your family and Rachel will be in my prayers. I can't thank you enough.