Friday, April 6, 2012

Walk like MADD for Dan & Larry

Please join/donate to the Dan & Larry Team: Walk like MADD for Dan & Larry

On April 30, 2011, a man's choice to drive drunk took the lives of two GREAT MEN. Our husbands, Dan Gambardella and Ilario (Larry) Scuteri, were on their way to work when their car was struck and driven off the road by an illegal immigrant drunk driver. Sadly, our husbands died instantly. On that morning of April 30, 2011, our lives as we knew them were gone, changed forever in an instant. Along with our husbands, parts of us died that early morning too. Our lives have been altered forever. We are left to pick up the pieces and try to create a "new normal" for our children. A new normal our children never wanted.

Last year, we walked along with many of you only 5 weeks after Dan and Larry were killed while we were still on AUTO PILOT. At this years WALK on Saturday, June 2, we ask that you walk with us in WALK LIKE MADD in MEMORY OF DAN AND LARRY and for a cause we, unfortunately, know the VALUE of. In the last 8 1/2 months we have lived with the DEVASTATION that drunk driving leaves behind for the family of the victims. We now know what it is like to look in our children's eyes and see a look of deep sorrow and pain. A look, as mothers, we want to 'make all better' but this is something we, even as mothers, can't fix or 'make better' for our children.

In these last 8 1/2 months, MADD has supported us on this overwhelming, scary and painful journey and has provided insight into the world of the Nassau County Criminal Court System for which we are now a part of and for which we continue to fight for justice for Dan and Larry.

We walk this year again for Dan and Larry in hopes to raise enough awareness about the dangers of drunk/drugged driving. We pray to put a stop to this! Drunk driving is a CHOICE PLEASE CHOOSE NOT TO DRINK/DRUG AND DRIVE. We can not save our husbands' lives but we can help save others. The drunk driver may have silenced Dan and Larry on that fateful morning but he will NOT SILENCE SANDY AND I. We will continue to seek justice for Dan and Larry. We ask that you walk and/or donate to join Sandy and I so that the VOICES of the victims of drunk driving will be HEARD.

With Love, Linda Gambardella and Sandy Scuteri
see link: Walk like MADD for Dan & Larry

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