As I sit here at home, I watch the vehicles drive by and wonder, are they buckled up? Do they know what they are risking by not doing this? I asked myself a million times over, Why did I drink and drive? Why did I risk it all? Why did I endanger everyone in my vicinity? Lack of love for myself? Lack or love for life, for family? Questions like this will never be answered by me.
That night was a little fuzzy to say the least. Movie night out with drinks afterwards. What harm could it do? What could happen? What happened was a 65 MPH crash into a tree along the highway heading home at 2am in the morning right before Christmas. A totaled car. A drunk who lost the respect of her friends and family sitting in a jail cell ALIVE. I am alive today because even in my haze of booze and shots I even knew to wear my seat belt.
Why do I tell this story? For you to be aware that people like me are out there on the roads everyday and every hour. Why do I write this for BUFC? That is an easier answer. I often tell my friends how Saturday Night Wrist saved my life. It helped me find the sober me. It broke my heart and healed it at the same time.
October 7, 2007 I changed my reality. Since that day I have been sober. In a way to remind myself I have this amazing date tattooed on my wrist in honor of the band and in honor of my own life. Please tell your friends, family, co-workers, and even strangers about Chi's life and his story. Tell them about Buckle Up For Chi. Help us spread the awareness of a campaign that will save lives and honor the great man that he is and always will be.
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Reflections of a Man on a Swing - Christina Rogers BUFC