Dear Mr. Drew

I was at the assembly you did on Wednesday at Poppy and I just wanted to share my condolences and how much you have impacted my life just from your story. Let me explain. The incident where the crash happened, is right where my house is. Literally you drive up the hill and I'm the first house you will encounter. After hearing your story, I thought about how quickly it could happen to anyone. The other part about this is that, that is the road I take to baseball practice everyday... It really makes you think. There is already enough bad drivers out there on their own, the last thing we need is teenagers putting out a bad rep, not only for the rest of us at Poppy, but for all kids in high school. Like you said in your presentation it's easy to say "Oh I would never do that" but in  reality, i think that's the hardest thing to say... "NO!" Superman syndrome is all fun until someone gets hurt.  

You said your goal was to impact one person that day. Well let me tell you, and I am being perfectly honest when I say, I could see about fifty kids who benefited and learned something from your story. I also appreciate you telling it like it is. A lot of speakers come to our school and give us the "G" rated version so to speak. However the world is not that docile and the protected version doesn't make us understand enough... Your way did. All of my friends grabbed either a card, sticker, or both! I was impressed how one voice just changed that many lives, and in only one shot! Being a musician, I am hoping very much to make it out to the Jammin' 4 Jay event, but I will have to see. Once again my condolences go out to you and your family and I really appreciate you taking the time to read my email and letting us have the honor of your first school speech. Your speech will stick with me for the rest of my life, and i thank you for the wake up call. 

RATTing out a friend is hard to do, but if you really want to make a difference, it has to be done. I appreciate your time and I hope to see you again in the future.


I was at the assembly you did on Wednesday at PoppyAnonymous