You can read the article that this video is part of by following this link:
I was recently able to sit down with Veronica Herrera, the founder of Victims Legacy, and Carmen Tellez. These two women shared with me the stories of how they lost family in accidents caused by drunk drivers.
Ms. Herrera founded Victims Legacy with quite a few aims in mind. They are an advocacy group who works for the victims and their families. They are also working to educate the public about the dangers of drunk driving. One other aspect I like, they are working to change the mindset that seems to be overly prevalent here in El Paso. That mindset is that it is okay to drive drunk, as long as you are not too drunk.
I have mentioned, in the opening sequence that I have also learned about forgiveness. If these two remarkable women can forgive the person who snatched away their loved ones, then I can forgive others as well- and this includes a serial killer from Texas.
I have posted this video in advance of an article that will run at the El Paso Herald-Post for a number of reasons. First, I feel that their message is an important one. We need to hear what these women have to say, and we need to listen now. Even if we do not drink, we may know someone who does.
This is also part of a series where we will be featuring the story of a different person/family each month.
If you would like to contact Victims Legacy, you may reach them via their Facebook page at:
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