On January 6, 2008, on the way home from her boyfriend`s house, our beloved 17 year-old daughter/sister was involved in a fatal car accident. There were no drugs or alcohol involved and she was only going between 30 to 35 mph, this was confirmed in the police report. Due to her limited experience as a driver (1 year) and inclement weather that evening, she lost control of her car and hit a telephone pole and a stone wall. As a result of the impact, she was killed due to blunt trauma.
The investigating officers informed us that if Cassie had been wearing her seatbelt, she would have walked away from the accident with only a bump on her head. As a family, we are trying to reach out to all drivers, especially the newer ones; in hopes that this story will make them aware of just how important it is to wear a seat belt. Shortly after her death, we began printing bumper stickers with the slogan “Click it for Cassie” in the shape of a seatbelt.
It is our goal as a family to tell Cassie`s story to as many people as we can in order to prevent a repeat of this tragedy. The bumper sticker is our attempt to slow down this senseless loss of life, attributed directly to not wearing seatbelts. Please, spread the message…and Click it for Cassie.
Tom, Anne, Shane and Chelsea Geary
Never To Be Forgotten
by Mark Progano – 01/07/2008
Someone we love has now passed, Leaving only great memories behind.
Always in our hearts and in our minds, Never to be forgotten.
Closer to some then others, Yet always friendly to everyone.
Compassionate with any and all,
Never to be forgotten.
The clock may keep on ticking, And things may keep changing.
Yet we all will continue to know you,
And always will miss you. Never to be forgotten.