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Why We Walk


On September 20, 2019, Brent, Dana, Brena, Jean’, and Bella Bourgeois were traveling to Baton Rouge for the weekend. They would not get to their destination.  They were involved in a crash caused by a drunk driver, and they were all injured.  Brent, Brena, Bella, and Jean would survive their injuries. On October 2, Dana would succumb to hers.

To know Dana was to love her. She loved her family and friends and would go to the ends of the earth to be there for them when they needed her. Because of one person’s selfish decision to drink and drive, everyone lost. We lost a wife, mother, daughter, granddaughter, sister, and a friend. The community lost a school volunteer, church volunteer, and a caring nurse.

We walk in memory of Dana and all of the victims who lost their lives to the senseless act of driving impaired. We also walk in honor of Brent, Brena, Bella and Jean’ and all survivors of impaired driving.

--Katrina Cheramie