Families For Justice was at the Fort Langley Cranberry Festival collecting signatures on the Petition asking for tougher sentences for anyone convicted of Impaired driving causing a death.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by and added their signature to the Petition. We collected another 722 names.With the assistance of Sheri Arsenault and Kim and Kayla Thomas in Alberta we have collected another 5000 names to add to our totals. We now have collected over 44,000 names on the Petition and we will be going out to the West Coast Women's show on Oct 25-27 to collect more names. We hope that will reach that 50,000 mark soon.

Sadly I spoke with 13 other people who have also been affected by an impaired driver. They have either lost a loved one or best friend, a brother, an uncle, a boyfriend, a sister or a child. So many people affected by the selfish actions of others. All of these people lives changed forever.

I asked everyone what type of sentenced the accused received. Everyone told us the accused that killed their loved ones basically received a slap on the wrist. We continue to see these sentences continue with each case.

Five more families have become victims of this crime last night as they were struck by a drunk driver last night in Nanaimo. An 18 year old young girl is in hospital in critical condition. We will keep all of these families in our thoughts and prayers and hope that their loved ones will recover.

I wanted to say thank you to Phil and Ann for assisting us today in collecting signatures we appreciates all of your help and know that being there is difficult as you both lost your daughter and nephew to other impaired drivers.

I also wanted to say a special thanks to those people who knew my daughter Kassandra and stopped by to share their stories of her. You have no idea how much sharing those stories means to us. All of those memories we now treasure.

Finally, I want to say a very special thank you to a gentleman name Rob who told me that he was a paramedic that was a first responder who tried to assist my daughter on the night of May 3, 2011. You answered questions that I have had for the past 2 1/2 years. You told me of how you tried to assist my daughter that night. We will be forever grateful to you and the other paramedics who tried to save my daughter life. I thank you for doing a job that I can only imagine how difficult it must be. I will keep you in my prayers and all of the other families who will be without their loved ones this Thanksgiving.

Last updated on: 2013-10-14 | Link to this post