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July 22, 2018

5/18/2018 11:40:00 AM
Preparing to speak

Well, here I am again.

Mom and I are working on a speech I have been asked to do in a few days for a Toward Zero Deaths conference. It will be on May 21. I'm sure it will be quite a challenge but it will also be fun, I think. I'm glad I get to do it.

I haven't given any speeches lately. When I was in high school I did a lot of speaking. I went to state in speech and took third place in the drama category. I was also in our Mock Trial team that went to state.

Pat Lowther was our Mock Trial coach. I just remembered his name without being told. I just wanted to say that.

A couple years after the accident I spoke at the school and at a couple different groups in Sleepy Eye.

It's been a while since I've spoken about the accident and how it changed my life.

I want to tell my story to get other people to wear their seat belts, because it is such a small thing, but it affects so many things if you have an accident and are not wearing it.

Bobbi Jo, my friend, and I were in the back seat sleeping when the accident happened. If we'd been wearing seat belts I probably wouldn't have had anything happen to me. Bobbi Jo wouldn't have been hurt either.

Seat belts are very important. Now I wear my seat belt wherever I go. The first thing I do when I get in a car is put it on. I also make sure everyone else has theirs on, too. I don't want anyone else to have an accident like I had.

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