A Drunk Driver Destroyed Her Family But Not Her Empathy


I first met Jennifer Tracy while on assignment for Good Housekeeping. The magazine wanted to feature a heroic mom and to say that Jennifer's story fits the bill is an understatement.

Jennifer lost her young daughter and husband to a drunk driver, but rather than being consumed with anger and crippling sorrow, she turned this tragedy into a life of meaning and purpose.

She wrote a book entitled Inside the Mind of Suicide. She became a motivational speaker, helping first responders and others cope with loss and depression. And she became an advocate for the drunk driver who destroyed her family, insisting that he receive proper care in prison and supporting his early release.

On the podcast, she tells her heart-wrenching but life-affirming story and talks about the process of both writing and reading about herself. Look for the story in the July 2018 issue of Good Housekeeping. 

Music credits: Jonathan Small, Michael Small, Enya, Amy Grant