The CHOICES We Make with Danielle Pitcher

In her presentation, Danielle will share her personal and powerful story, and emphasize the ways in which the choices we make impact our lives.

At a glance Danielle Pitcher may seem like any recent college graduate, unfortunately Danielle made one decision during her third year of college, and the repercussions of that decision now distinguish her from not only her peers, but from any crowd.

On Saturday, January 22, 2011 Danielle chose to get behind the wheel of her car after having had consumed alcohol with friends.  Danielle did not simply get caught drinking and driving, she crashed head on into an experience that was completely avoidable.  Because of that one decision to drive after drinking, a series of unavoidable events were set into motion.  Danielle was the cause of a car accident involving six people, herself included.  One of her closest friends died as a result from injuries suffered in the accident.  Danielle was brought up on criminal charges, and later pled guilty to vehicular manslaughter in the second degree and sentenced in criminal court.  One decision completely derailed and rerouted Danielle’s life, and impacted a web of people connected to her.