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Drunk driving prevention program coming to Grayson County
By media release
Nov 17, 2017
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Grayson County, Texas -- A former Grayson County resident returns to area schools this week to share the choices he made that left him unable to walk and talk. WhenSeanSpeaks is funded by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Serviceís Watch UR BAC program, through a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

The program teaches that automobiles, alcohol, and asphalt don't mix.

WhenSeanSpeaks will reveal a powerful, real-life story about the consequences of riding with a drunk driver when it is presented on November 16, 2017 at Sherman High School at 10:00 a.m., at Pottsboro High School November 17 at 10:00 a.m. and at Howe High School on November 17 at 2:00 p.m.  Students will learn about safety behind the wheel of a car.

Sean Carter and his mom, Jenny, have taken their message to more than 200,000 young people to help prevent drunk driving and to make people aware of the consequences of their choices.

WhenSeanSpeaks provides a frank look at the circumstances and choices that Sean made that placed him in a wheelchair, unable to talk or walk. Jenny, Seanís full-time caregiver and traveling companion, shares her story from day one of Seanís crash on March 27, 2005, to the lives they lead now.

Without uttering a word, Sean holds a lively conversation. Using an iPad that speaks the words he types, Sean captures young peoplesí hearts and has immediate rapport with his audience as he shares his story. In a coma for 39 days following the crash, Sean is now well down the path of his new life.