November 4, 2009 started out as a normal day for the Brown family in Seagraves, Texas. Jeanne Brown, a teacher at Seagraves High School, was notified that her 17 year old daughter, Alex, a senior, was not at school. Jeanne called her husband and decided to drive back home to look for Alex. That is when a normal day became the start of something that the Browns could never have imagined would happen to them. The Browns found their daughter and her rolled truck on the side of the road and held their daughter close while the paramedics and helicopter arrived on the scene.
Tragically, Alex Marie Brown was killed that day…and out of their tragedy, Jeanne and Johnny Mac Brown have established the B.U.S.T. program. B.U.S.T stands for Buckle Up & Stop Texting. San Saba High School presented the B.U.S.T. program on Tuesday, Sept. 29
Jeanne and Johnny Mac Brown presented a powerful program to the students, showing video and pictures of Alex and bringing her mangled truck for students to see as well.
As Jeanne said in her presentation, "Alex made 4 bad choices that morning: 1. She went down on old highway that she knew not to travel 2. She did not buckle up 3. She was speeding and 4. SHE WAS TEXTING." It is the goal and desire of the Browns to get the message out to all drivers that driving and texting increases your chances of having a wreck by 23% and is just as deadly as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The Browns also encouraged the students to sign the B.U.S.T. Pledge stating that they will not text while driving their vehicles and they will always wear their seat belts. San Saba High School presented a donation to the Alex Brown Memorial Fund. For more information, please go to the website, www.bust2day.org.
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