Thank you so much for coming to Madison High School, NJ, and for the program you did. My daughter was involved with the program and it really opened her eyes to the reality of how dangerous the roads can be and has a whole new respect for everything now, As a retired Fire Chief in the neihboring town of Harding, I've always stressed to her the reality of some of the accidents I've witnessed and to be carefull, but this now has truly opened her eyes even more. Thank you so much and God Bless. Ken
i am currently taking Driver's Ed at my school. Learning about her story and how her life was taken away from her, makes me realize that not all drivers are carefull. Her story will help me be more cautious while driving. She is in all teen's prayers.
I am really sorry for your loss. I am writing a research paper on how we can stop drunk driving and how it can really effect families. This is a beautifully well done page and was a huge help for me. So I just want to say Thank You for the help. My Rachel rest in peace.
I feel for you im so sorry because I lost a uncle by a drunk driver
All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. What a nice memorial page.
Rachel, I still cant believe your gone another year has passed and even though you have gotten justice it doesn't make it any easier. Please help find justice for Kody as he keeps you company up there. We all miss you dearly!
My prayers go out to Rachel's family!!
As a parent I cannot imagine the loss of a child especially at the hands of an irresponsible person. I am a trauma nurse and do injury prevention in our community. I have recently begun working with teens. This includes a lot of education on distracted driving, drinking and driving and pre-prom events. This is one story I would like to share with our community teens. Your daughter is beautiful and her message should be shared. There is no descrimination when it comes to tragedy in families and I would like them to understand that even beautiful intelligent people and good families can be affected. Thank you for sharing your daughter and your story. I am so very sorry for your tremendous loss.
I am so sorry for your loss, beautiful girl,and just from the pics I can see a beautiful soul.
I saw your website while I was researching for my paper for class over drunk driving. Your website has helped me a lot and it is very touching. I am very sorry for your loss. After all of this research I could not of imagined how scaring the abuse of alcohol really is. I hope your family is doing well. From the website it seems Rachel was an amazing girl.
I am so sorry for your loss iam doing a paper on drunk driving. And i think that it is really wrong to drink and drive at the same time i am 16 years old and i will never drink and drive i know how it feels to lose some one for drunk driving
I was doing research on drunk driving and it is a very terrible thing. I am sorry for you loss.
I'm very sorry that your baby girl Rachel was taken from you and everyone that loves her. Thank you for making this loving tribute and sharing your beautiful memories.
I ran into this page while doing some research for a presentation; I am very sorry for your lost. And I can only say thank you for sharing this, it really makes you realize that life is too short to waste it; And i think it is very sad that things like this have to happen to make us appreciate life, this story touched me, and i hope it inspires many people to change and to prevent accidents, Thank You
Iam writting a paper. on drunk driving and I ran in on this pitcher and i want to say how sorry iam for your loss. ps be strong
Thank you for such a great and inspirational message!
Jill Steve and Erik...thoughts of you always but even more so close to Christmas....
Im very, very, very sorry for your loss. . I hope all of you guys are doing ok. I lost my grandma to a drunk-driver. He fled the seen with no remorse for what he had done. Eventually police got'em, he's done his justice. I never really got to see my Grandma because we lived in different states, EXTREMELY hard for my family. I couldn't seem to understand, I wanted to just make that man feel the pain that i had endoured..but no matter what I do, i'll never have my sweet, precious grandma back. R.I.P. Rachel&Grandma
This was no accident that I came across your site. I to LOST my son Scott,because of a Drunk Driver! His LIFE was Taken from Us...same as Your Beautiful Daughter! There are No Words to describe!! It has been 13yrs since Our World was turned upside down..Scott had just gotten married.35 days before he was Taken from Our Life's. 5 days after his 23rd Birthday..Scotts LIFE was ENDED all because of a DRUNK DRIVER! You see he came Home to Us 5 days after his DEATH..when we went to identify Our SON ...when the coffin was opened Scott was in his dress blues,his whole head was gauzed and covered with a plastic bag! Scott had to be identified by a tattoo.I had not seen my Son in 2 and a half yrs...until his coffin.He had been decap...you know what I mean? So the way I look at Life now is We ...as in YOUR family and Mine,know what HELL is like,WE have Lived it!!! Its been a long road & ONLY by the Grace of GOD...without him I would be in the ground right beside My SON.When I tell YOU I'm soooo Sorry for the BIG piece of YOUR HEART that was TAKEN from YOU...I know YOUR PAIN...I Feel YOUR PAIN...WE Lost a BIG part of US..as Parents, WE Lost OUR Children!! We will NEVER be the same...the Death of a Child is a Forever Pain! I Pray that GOD brings YOU COMFORT. YOU are in my thoughts & Prayers!! Scott & Rachel are in HEAVEN and have become Friends.(: Scott Jeremy Garland 1975-1998 R.I.P. GOD BLESS!!