This day for Liz Miller started off like any other but unfortunately would end like no other she had ever experienced. After Liz’s text messages to her mother went unreturned and unread her concern started to grow, considering she was accustomed to a quick reply or at least notification of acknowledgement of her messages. After having an unsettling feeling, her worst fears became a reality when her mother’s boyfriend, who had never called her before had his number appear on Liz’s phone. “Liz, your mom has been in an accident” is what she heard as her stomach dropped. Her mother, Cara Cox, was struck by a car while enjoying her hobby of cycling with her boyfriend and a girl friend of hers. The driver, a 74 year old woman, claimed that she didn’t see her and would receive a punishment that some would question was even a punishment at all. Tragically, Cara spent months in a coma and would eventually lose her life as a result of the accident. The coming weeks would put Liz in a position she was not prepared for and had never expected. After two years of being silent she has decided to talk about what happened and how she feels that it is her “calling” to bring awareness to bicycle safety and open the eyes of motorists in her quest to get everyone to “Share the Road”. She has decided that this tragedy and painful experience should be shared and something positive needs to come from this. She does not want to squander the opportunity to save at least 1 life and knows that to make the greatest impact she can, she will need a first step. This episode will also feature Ryan Miller, Liz’s husband, he will explain what it is like to be the “support system” when tragedy strikes.
Ideas and Topics Discussed in This Episode:
- Liz’s “calling”
- 3 Feet For Cara
- Awareness For Cyclist Rights
- A Big Vision Starts With A Realistic Step
- Compassion For Others
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