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Surviving Loss by Impaired Driving

Published Date: June 11, 2016

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9.1 x 6.2 x 1.5 inches


Tamara’s two sons were killed by a drunk driver in 2006. Carl’s father was killed by two drunk drivers in 2007. Bill and Julie lost three loved ones to a drunk and drugged driver in 2007. Karin lost her daughter and her husband in 2010; her husband was the drunk driver. They all have three things in common: losing a loved one to an impaired driver, facing a rollercoaster of overwhelming emotions, and embarking on a journey seeking answers, healing and hope.

Part of the award-winning Grief Diaries series featuring true stories about real life experiences, this book is a portable support group for people who’ve lost a loved one to an impaired driver. Filled with answers to poignant questions, each writer invites readers into their world, and surrounds them with warmth and compassion as they seek comfort and understanding in the aftermath of their own loss.

Author Information

Lynda Cheldelin Fell is an educator, speaker, international bestselling author of over 30 books, creator of the award-winning Grief Diaries, and co-founder of the International Grief Institute. Visit

Bill & Julie Downs were born and raised in south Mississippi. When their son, daughter-in-law, and close family friend were killed by an impaired driver in 2007, Bill and Julie founded the nonprofit organization AVIDD. They are dedicated to ending impaired driving by serving as the voice of victims, offer support to survivors, and help educate the public..


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