Local Mom Spreads Awareness about Distracted Driving



by WDJT Editor

MILWAUKEE-- Xzavier Davis-Bilbo plays video games like any other 7-year-old boy. But, his life is not as normal as it may seem. He is paralyzed from his diaphram down and lives day to day on life support.

On October 10th, 2010 Xzavier was crossing the street near his Milwaukee home with his sister when he was struck by a woman who was texting and driving.

"Every day is a struggle," said Valetta Bradford, Xzavier's mother. "If it's that important and you know you're expecting a call don't get behind the wheel or pull over."

Today, Xzavier's family held a rally in front of their home to spread the word about the dangers of texting and driving. Bradford invited Jennifer Smith, who lost her mom to a texting driver in 2008 and decided to start an organization called "Distraction Advocate Network" to spread awareness.

"People always seem to think that it's everyone else and not them and say oh I'll just answer this message real quick and it's just as dangerous," said Smith.

For more about Xzavier's story, visit www.xzavier-survivor.com.


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