Car accidents are events that appear to have nothing but negative aspects to them. A car accident can lead to serious personal injury and wrongful death in the worst cases. But one car accident created something special to children that suffer from developmental disabilities.
Kathleen Faley died in a fatal car accident in 1986 after helping organize the inaugural Cal State Fullerton/Kathleen Faley Special Games, and her brother, Dan, continues to organize the event after the car crash caused the wrongful death of his sister.
Our car accident attorneys are very familiar with how great tragedy can follow an accident with the amount of personal injury that can be inflicted on all drivers on the road. The wrongful death of Kathleen Faley led to something special to help children’s injuries get the treatment they need.
For example, the wrongful death of Los Angeles Angels baseball player Nick Adenhart could lead to programs that make drivers more aware of the dangers of drunk-driving. How about a program in Silver Springs, Maryland (Adenhart’s home town) creating a way for aspiring baseball players to get the skills they need?
The event remembering Kathleen Faley held its 23rd annual event on May 1, and it attracted the largest participation ever with about 3,500 developmentally disabled athletes and around 3,700 volunteers who are mostly volunteers from across Orange County that have managed to get their lives back on track after medical treatments helped to heal their personal injuries.
“This is a fun way for them to get out and roam a new campus and get paired up with new friends where they can socialize and have a great time,” Elizabeth Williams, an instructional assistant at Hope School for the developmentally disabled in Buena Park located in northwestern Orange County. Her students benefit from the event that is a way to remember Kathleen Faley before her fatal car crash.
Our car accident attorneys endorse the turning of a negative into a positive in the case of Kathleen Faley. The fatal car accident that caused her wrongful death was tragic and unexpected, but something beneficial came out of it.
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