A Mother's Fatal Decision
Listening to Kayla talk about that night isn't easy for Lenny. "I've had other days it was running through my mind, what these girls were going through when that car was flipping over and thinking about what my daughter was saying," he says. "Was she crying out for Daddy? It's hard. It's hard to listen to it. And I know it plays over in my mind every single day."
Lenny wants to make sure no parent ever has to experience the loss of a child to such a senseless tragedy. "Teach your kids. If they know they're getting into a vehicle and they notice that the person is drunk to not get in the car—or if they're already in the car, step out," he says. "Get out of the car. Scream. Tell somebody, 'I don't want to get in the car.'"
Lenny also encourages parents to give cell phones to their children. "Empower them," he says. "It will save lives."