There's a typical question. How many times in your life have you asked yourself the very same? We graduate high school and we want to know, "What do I do now?' We finish college and we wonder, "What do I do now?" We get married, have children, begin a new job, move to new state. The list goes on and on, but always we ask the question, we try to plan, we ask for advice, and we keep going forward. That is unless someone you love dies, or as in our case is killed. When that happ
http://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/18/dangers-of-distracted-driving (You may have to copy and paste this link to the original story to hear the full interview) From Issues MPR News Staff · April 18, 2016 Robert Brau was a popular member of the University of Minnesota marching band. He played the mellophone. He would have turned 23 this month. Instead, his mother Donna Brau will mark the second anniversary of his death this summer. He was killed in 2014 when another driver c
It was Sunday, but not just an ordinary Sunday. It was Easter Sunday, but not just Easter Sunday. It was the day we brought Robert home from the hospital. Terry packed us up and strapped us into the car for the short drive. We stopped for a Sunday paper, which I had always loved to read, but it never even got a glance as baby life instantly overtook our little home. He was a wonder to behold, a happy, healthy baby with so much to look forward to. I cried all the way home ackn
It was always a special day and our tiny family set aside extra time for Robert's favorite foods and activities. We planned parties with his many friends over the years and it wasn't until he went off to college that we missed spending the exact day together, opening gifts, blowing out the candles, reading cards, and eating birthday cake. That is, until 2015. In April of 2014, Robert asked for two things - a handmade Holtier classical acoustic guitar and a new bike. Robert ra
Overview: Distracted driving is dangerous, claiming 3,477 lives in 2015 alone. NHTSA leads the national effort to save lives by preventing this dangerous behavior. Get the facts, get involved, and help us keep America’s roads safe.