My son, John Kreslin, lost
his life at the age of 19 in a drunk driving crash on August 30, 2002. The
week of the crash, John had just started his sophomore year of college at
Butler University in Indianapolis. When John left home for college he had a GPA
of 3.75, he was given two academic scholarships to study Pre-Pharmacy at
John was a great kid; he genuinely cared about people and gave from his
heart. He had an awesome sense of humor and could change your mood with just
his smile. He was bright and always seemed so very driven (There never
seemed to be enough hours in his day).
John was a passenger in a car along
with three girls that were in the back seat, one of which was John’s girl
friend. The drivers BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) was .13 when he hit a
tree traveling over 65 mph. Everyone in the car was injured John was the only
one that lost his life.
Thirteen years have past since John’s death. I look
back through the years and wonder what he would look like today. Where he’d be
in his career, would he be married, would I be a grandmother?
heartbreaking to think of what will never be.
Today, I try to live my life
with the same passion John had. I’m committed to live everyday to the fullest
with little regret and to share in life’s joy with John’s brother, Kevin and
what the future may hold for him.
Finally, God willing, grow old
with their father.
A mother’s heart is always with her children.
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