Molly Welch: How can college students stop distracted driving themselves?
Our next guest is Molly Welch. Thirteen years ago, she was in a head-on collision with a pick-up truck that caused a traumatic brain injury due to her distracted driving. Molly was in a coma for three weeks and had a 50-50 chance of living. Later, she was only minimally conscious for months. Next she had to re-learn everything from walking to talking. The doctors thought she’d be in an immobile state the rest of her life. In fact, one doctor told her parents that she may not wake up, but if she did, “the sky would be the limit.” It sure is.
On episode 360 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Molly chose Auburn University, what drew her into journalism and writing for the school newspaper, what happened that day when she looked down to hit record on her hand-held recorder while driving her car, what was her recovery like in terms of physical, occupational and speech therapy at Shepherd Center in Atlanta, what was the impact on completing her degree at Auburn, how the students listening can stop distracted driving themselves, what kind of reaction she gets from students and participants who hear this program on distracted driving, whether this program is good fit for corporate sponsorships as well, and what’s next for Molly’s career. Enjoy!