Ashley's Story

Ashley Easterbrook was a very special young lady with a strong interest in helping others. Her volunteer efforts included organizing a benefit for the residents of a battered woman’s shelter, organizing Special Olympics events and founding a tutoring program for bilingual students. Five days prior to her high school graduation, Ashley and two friends were killed by a drunk driver. Since her death, her family and friends have been very active in educating the public about the dangers of drunk driving. This site has been established to help educate all of us regarding the issues surrounding drunk driving.

In addition to her devotion to others, she was a serious student and athlete. She was a member of the National Honor Society and was captain of the gymnastics team. In her sophomore year she became a certified lifeguard and saved three lives. Knowing that she had prolonged the lives of others was a source of great satisfaction to her and she hoped to continue to channel her energies to serve others. Ashley had been accepted to the University of Michigan School of Nursing, she was a member of the class of 2001. Most importantly, Ashley was our daughter. Like your daughter or son, she was loved and cherished by her family.

Well today was a crazy day. I donated blood for the first time…I didn’t get to do it last year, and I was really upset so I wanted to do it this year. I feel good, even though it hurt a little, but it doesn’t matter ‘cause my one pint can save 4 peoples lives. That’s why I did it…to know that I can help someone.