The man who killed our beloved 13 year old daughter Larisa, had prior DWI convictions and he did not have a drivers license. He still made the decision to get behind the wheel of a vehicle, after drinking alcohol, with a blood alcohol content of .18 (double the legal limit) and mixed that with prescription narcotics. This man had no right to be driving a vehicle! This fatal car accident was avoidable and took our daughter Larisa’s life at the young age of 13.
Larisa was returning from getting ice cream with her father and best friend at
5:00 PM on a sunny Memorial Saturday afternoon. Larisa never came home that afternoon with ice cream, she was transported to the morgue in a body bag then to the cemetery.
Our family has created The Larisa Karassik Foundation, also known as LarisaStrong.org. We are on a mission to continue to educate and create awareness in our middle schools and high schools sharing our story about “Loosing Larisa.” We believe that educating our youths will help prevent avoidable fatalities in the future. The foundation’s mission is also to assists families and victims, that have been impacted by drunk driving accidents or fatalities.
DRUNK & DRUGGED DRIVING NEEDS TO STOP!
No more victims!
No more fatalities!
No more broken lives and families!
Thank you to everyone who assisted in passing this bill. We are forever grateful! This is this greatest honor our family could have been given, in memory of our beloved Larisa. 🏻 She is continuing to guide us from above to continue the mission of help save lives!