This is difficult for me to admit: I have texted while I have driven and I too, should know better. I am 55 years old. NEVER again. I do NOT want to be responsible for killing or harming another person. What a travesty. My prayers are with your family and most certainly with the woman that hit you. She will suffer the most from this. My heart aches for her because she will live the rest of her years knowing she took a life and scarred a whole family.
I am the owner and producer of the Southern Utah Culinary Festival and Melinda, a friend of yours, has asked to support your cause through her vendor booth this weekend. I want you to know that I am happy and grateful to get to support this effort and will do all i can to spread the word. Sorry for your loss and I really respect and admire what choice you've made in the aftermath of such a difficult situation.Adam Stuart
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. My friend and I were out running and came upon the accident shortly after it occurred, before the response teams arrived. It was amazing to see the concerned citizens who had already stopped and were seeking to help out your parents. We run that route often, but were a few minutes late that day. Had we been on time, our children who were in our running stroller, and us could have been injured or witnesses to the actual acciddent. We have followed your family's story because we care and our children go to school with yours . We'll never forget and pass the message of the dangers of texting will driving on to everyone we can. Wishing your family lots of love and healing. Sue McConkie
I have to respectfully disagree with Kelli. The woman who hit them will not "suffer the most from this." While this will weigh heavy on her now as she faces fines and prison time, her life will eventually go on as before. She might reflect occasionally about this accident and the life she took but it will be with Leslee's family EVERY SINGLE DAY with the loss of a husband, son, father and grandfather. I would not want to be on either side of this issue - causing an accident or getting hurt by a texting driver. But those who lose a loved one because of someone's mindless distraction suffer far more than the perpetrator of the crime. Spread the message to park your phones before you drive. NO text message is worth more than a life.