Kristen Mallory spends most of her time in a wheelchair these days – a constant reminder of the accident that nearly claimed her life almost eight years ago.

Kristen, who was 16 at the time, and her mother, Susan, were headed to their home in Chesterfield County, Virginia, the night of June 9, 2013 when their vehicle was struck by a drunk driver. Kristen was severely injured and continues to struggle with the physical and emotional pain caused by that incident. Despite the many challenges she’s now faced with, Kristen works every day to share her story to help prevent others from being harmed by drinking and driving.

The Giles Youth-Adult Partnership (GYAP) will host a virtual presentation featuring Kristen TONIGHT – Tuesday, June 1 – at 7:00 p.m. The event will be streamed live via the GYAP Facebook page (

This is being conducted as part of the “Communities Talk to Prevent Underage Drinking” initiative led by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

One Responses

Leave a Reply