Just What We Needed to Hear on the 8th Anniversary of Casey’s Death

July 17th marked 8 years since our daughter Casey was killed by a distracted driver. Needless to say, we miss her every day and the anniversary can be particularly painful. I received the following email on the 17th from a former student at Medford High School in Massachusetts. It was just what we needed:

I previously attended one of your end distracted driving presentations at Medford high school a few years ago. I know that today is the 8th anniversary of Casey’s death; my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today. I can’t imagine the terrible pain you are in over the death of your daughter; please know that my younger brother (who has his license) and I are committed to being safe drivers and we will serve as role models when driving by not using our phones or pulling over to take a call; we will even leave the wristbands in our cars as reminders. We both promise to be safe and responsible.




Joel & Casey, Dec. 2008 Joel & Casey, Dec. 2008
*Joel Feldman is the father of the late Casey Feldman and founder of the Casey Feldman Foundation and its sponsored project, He has been a practicing attorney for 34 years and a shareholder in the law firm of Anapol Schwartz in Philadelphia. He received a masters in counseling in 2013 and speaks throughout the U.S. and Canada to teens and adults, changing attitudes and behaviors through the science based, End Distracted Driving program. Joel also provides death notification training to law enforcement and the medical community. Joel can be reached at