Sean and Jenny Making A Difference
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ABC-13 TV in Houston 6/28/2012
KXAN – TV in Austin, Texas 6/28/2012
Most Recent Print Story:Sangre de Cristo Chronicle
Sobriety Checkpoints for Texas Proposed
Sean cannot speak, but he communicated via computer with Sen. John Carona, who is trying to make sobriety checkpoints for drunken drivers legal in Texas. Sean urged senators to have Texas join 39 states that allow police to set up roadblocks to look for drunken drivers. “I know there was a reason I did not die in the truck,” Carter told members of the Senate Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security. Speakers connected to a keyboard mounted on his wheelchair allowed lawmakers to hear his remarks.“One of the things I have chosen to do to make this life livable is to ensure no one else has to live like I do,” he said.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving, police and many local government associations support creating sobriety checkpoints, which have been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court but haven’t been allowed in Texas since 1994. That’s when the state Court of Criminal Appeals ruled they violated the Texas Constitution because there were no statewide guidelines.
(AP March 5, 2009)
Sean And Jenny are now taking advantage of Sean’s ability to communicate and together they share their story by speaking to groups about the experience that placed Sean in his wheelchair.
Schools are now beginning to reschedule WhenSeanSpeaks for additional presentations, reflecting the impact they have had upon their students.
They have spoken to troubled teens at a facility in Vernon, TX, for the past 4 years, and Sean has spoken for “Think First” an organization sponsored by Baylor Institute of Rehabilitation, that reaches out to young people in an effort to prevent Spinal Cord and Brain Injuries.
They have also spoken before the Texas EMS, Trauma and Acute Care Services Advisory Foundation (TETAF) and the Governor’s EMS, Trauma and Acute Care Advisory Council (GETAC). In fact, Sean is now a member of the Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council and is on the Mentorship/Advisory Committe for the Texas EMS, Acute Care Advisory Foundation representing Survivors of Trauma.
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