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Hi Everyone! My name is John, and I've uploaded this video not just in the memory of lost loved ones, but also to help spread the word out to other's to be safe when driving. In the blink of an eye, EVERYTHING can change! The video was made back in 2002 after a terrible tragedy in which 2 young ladies died, and 3 survived with scars that will never go away. Thursday, May 9, 2002 had begun as a pretty normal day for these 5 teens, but it was a day that would forever change not just their lives but many others around them. I can still remember the candle light vigils held. One was for the first girl that passed at the scene, Natasha Keeter. Then, as we prayed for the survivors we learned we had lost yet another one of our friends. Ashley Troester's mother, Diana, had to make the hardest decision of her life on Sunday, May 12, 2002 (Mother's Day), to unplug her only child from life support. The next day (Monday, May 13, 2002), we had the candle light vigil in memory of Ashley. Four days later (Friday, May 17, 2002), We had the funerals for both of the victims that had passed. Throughout the week, we had all been praying for the survivors to get well, and make a speedy recovery. One survivor did manage to get out of the hospital in time for the funerals. Aleisa Valdez would've originally been celebrating her birthday on this day. However, this time, as she sat in a wheelchair, she was spending her birthday saying good bye to 2 of her dear friends whom she loved very much. Kiley Quinn couldn't make the funeral's, but did make sure to send a note for her Mom to read. Ashley Biersach was the last of the three to be released from the hospital as she had lost a leg in the accident. However, these three girls remained tough troopers. In honor of their friends, and in a effort to help save the lives of other's they took their tragedy, and helped make it a tool of hope, and wisdom. They went around to schools across the Las Vegas valley with LVMPD who had made this video as part of the M.O.T.O.R.S. (Motor Officers Teaching teens On Roadway Survival) Program, and shared their experiences of that tragic day. By doing this it helped to spread the word to other teenage drivers to be safe, and realize that they are indeed NOT invincible. Parents of other students and just people throughout the valley have expressed their gratitude to these girls, and their parents for their work. Since then, we've all been wanting to expand it, and reach out nationally and even internationally with it. To get the message out to everyone and help save other lives. Thanks for reading this and viewing the video. Together we all can make a difference and save lives. God Bless.
P.S. If you have a MySpace page, there's also a page I made there with this story, the video, as well as pics from the scene. The link is http://www.myspace.com/in_the_blink_of_an_eye_02