He films his daughter’s grave. My heart broke in two when I found out who was to blame.
Rick Ellis lost his six-year-old daughter in a terrible car accident caused by a drunk driver. Overcome by emotion, Rick filmed a powerful message of warning to those who would repeat that drunk driver's mistake. But there's something even more heart-breaking about this story.
His daughter Lindsey lost her life because of a situation that got out of control. Alcohol, combined with a toxic and reportedly abusive relationship, led the driver to make a fatal decision that also cost her her own life.
Rick advises those listening to resist the temptations of alcohol and drugs, but sometimes it isn't so simple. If you or someone you know struggles with alcohol or drug addition and it impairs their judgment, getting help now could save their (and other innocent) lives. Here are some resources about alcohol addiction and organizations that can help.