“My Life Sentence”
My name is Vernon Hilyer aka: Brandon’s Dad. I share a true life story about my son’s fight with alcohol and the effects his choices had on everyone who knew and loved him. My son Brandon was an outstanding all-American kid that was full of life, but alcohol impaired his control and eventually robbed him of life. N
March 19 – 23 Bridge Builders Community Foundations Week of Giving. Please support Brandon’s Dad
April 8 New Beginnings Church, Meadville. Public Welcome 6:00
April 9 Jefferson County Adult Probation DUI Class
April 26 Union High School, Clarion County
April 27 East/West Forest high Schools at Tionesta
Presently 25,000 people are killed each year in alcohol related accidents.
One American life is lost every 30 minutes in alcohol related auto crashes.
It is estimated that one out of every two Americans will be involved in an alcohol related accident in his or her lifetime.
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• Alcohol is a factor in almost half of all traffic fatalities
• Every other minute a person is seriously injured in an alcohol related crash
• Teenage drivers are at a higher risk to be involved in a drinking and driving accident
• At the point when you have reached a six pack, your chances of being in a drunk driving accident are up to 44%.
My name is Vernon Hilyer aka: Brandon’s Dad. I share a true life story about my son’s fight with alcohol and the effects his choices had on everyone who knew and loved him. My son Brandon was an outstanding all-American kid that was full of life, but alcohol impaired his control and eventually robbed him of life. Now I serve a "Life Sentence" due to his drinking and driving. My Life Sentence is not one behind bars but a life full of sadness and emptiness. I share many things about his drinking world, both in high school and in college that most can relate to. My true-life story has had a life changing effect on many people. As you look through this site, think to yourself how this will impact your students. Working together we can save one more life.
If you are interested in my program and would like to help me impact more lives by delivering a presentation to your group or organization, or if you would just simply like to get more information click here to contact me.
Some key quotes from my presentations:
And not only how it effects you, but how it effects everyone around you..Forever
If a Police officer pulls you over for suspicion of DUI, You need to
thank them for possibly saving your life.
It's a phase; Most kids grow out of it,
Brandon will never see 22.
Think of your Mom and Dad,
What will they do when the police knock on their door?
Once Alcohol becomes important to you, it becomes important to have
The bar tender said, "When he left the bar he was fine." She was
the last one to see him alive.
We headed home to make arraignments to bury my son, my Drunk Driver
It was 8:00 in the morning and our lives have changed forever.
Please don't Drink, and definitely don't Drink and Drive.
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I heard this on the radio today and have to share it. Think about the words as you read it. Everything you do, your child watches and copies or learns.
Please keep them safe. Set an example. Please don't ever let them see you Drink and Drive.
If you can't set it aside, just show them you won't drive. The Little Chap needs to stay Alive.
Thanks for understanding,
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I stopped by the cemetery today just after lunch and found spring flowers, crocuses and snowdrops poking through the ground.
I only hope that every time I post the pictures I share, that somebody gets it in thier mind they don't want to do this to their parents or their spouses or their kids.
Please if you do drink, it's a choice, a choice you have to make. Please Don't Drink and Drive.
It cost me nothing to share messages like this but it does cost me to travel to schools and other places to share my message. It cost me to hang the Billboards throughout the county and on Interstate 80.
You can help me out in a big way today, March 23 through 5:00 buy donating through the Bridge Builders Community Foundation week of giving event at www.bbcfgives.org/organizations/20-brandon-s-dad . The reason why it is so big is they will give an additional donation to match yours. But only through 5 today.
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It's all about a choice, the choice to never get in the car and put the key in the ignition when you're under the influence of alcohol.
From now through tomorrow being Friday at 5 p.m. you can donate to help Brandon's Dad through the Bridge Builders organization which is also matching some funds on top of what you give. If you're able to donate, you can open the link at www.bbcfgives.org/organizations/20-Brandon-s-dad and make a tax-deductible donation there.
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Here a couple of pages of notes from Adult Probation DUI classes where I am asked to share my story on a regular basis. On the evenings I speak, (in Clearfield & Jefferson Counties) the class is required to bring a family member along or a significant friend. I have had some great comments from them over the years, both the offenders or the visitors, and those are what reignites my fuel to keep telling his story.
Please share and Share Brandon's Dad too.
If you wish to help, you can donate thru Bridge Builders Community Foundations, who are adding a percentage of your donation too, at www.bbcfgives.org/organizations/20-Brandon-s-dad
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Here are a couple more articles in the Leader Paper today. The reason why I share these is to highlight the time of day. (8 am & 3:25pm) When I was much younger you only worried about people Driving under the Influence after 10:00pm. Now we not only worry about those Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol but those on Drugs or using Inhalants and at any time of the day.
Please talk to your friends. Ask them to make the better choice and Never Drink and Drive. Thanks from #BrandonsDad ... See MoreSee Less
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