After a night of binge drinking and poor choices at a series of underage parties, Kathi’s 17 year old daughter Taylor wandered away alone in the woods, and drowned in only two feet of water. They found her 3 days later.
Two months later, Kathi started sharing Taylor’s story with students and parents in hopes that her message would enlighten others on the dangers of underage drinking and poor choices. Passionate about reaching students hearts and minds, she simply shares with students what happened that night, how it could have been prevented and how Taylor’s death has affected her family, Taylor’s friends and the community. Students and parents leave Kathi’s presentation feeling like it was their friend or daughter that was lost that fateful night. Her presentation goes far beyond binge drinking, underage drinking and poor choices! Each audience member takes away something different.
Kathi has made it her mission in life to spread Taylor’s Message. Kathi’s presentation is heart-wrenching but ends with an inspirational message of hope, love and a new found power for students to deal with peer pressure and tough choices they face every day. Her honesty, openness, and heartfelt message is packed with powerful take-aways and it is a presentation that will not be soon forgotten.
Kathi travels from Boston, MA.
Kathi’s presentation is a heart-wrenching reality of the consequences of underage drinking. It is a message that should be heard by all students and parents. I would recommend her to other schools with the belief that Kathi’s words and Taylor’s life will impact your students in a positive way.
Kathi had an overwhelming impact on the entire school. Because Kathi was willing to share her pain and anguish, over 1,400 students had the opportunity to learn the dangers of poor decision making and the tragic consequences of underage drinking. I have had several individuals speak at my high school and none have affected the entire student population the way Kathi did.
Kathi brings a passionate story that resonates with both students and adults. The auditorium was captivated.
The audience was captivated by your honesty and sincerity. Your ability to touch all audience members was felt well beyond that evening. Your story is truly making a difference in people’s lives.
Please know that Taylor and her story are the reason my son is alive today. I can only hope that will over you some comfort. Please know that our kids are hearing you, you are making a difference and you have changed my life and my son Jame’s life forever.
I want to say thank you for your great courage and honesty when speaking to my friends and me, because in those words you changed my way of thinking. Thank you for teaching me a lesson no one else in the world ever has.