Wendy Crossland’s 14-year-old daughter Anais died of cardiac arrest after drinking a popular energy drink. Aaron Holm lost both of his legs while trying to help a friend fix a flat tire on a busy highway. Michelle Garcia and Angie Firmalino suffer debilitating side effects from an FDA-approved birth control device. Joel Feldman and Dianne Anderson’s 21-year-old daughter Casey was struck and killed in a crosswalk by a distracted driver.
Four stories, four terrible tragedies. But each demonstrates how injured people and their families turned grief and hardship into action. These 4 were all winners of the 2013 Justice Served Award for their insightful actions following catastrophic events.