Heaven has a beautiful blessing, shining blessings to all.
vicky said:May 23, 2012 5:16 pm PST
My name is vicky and i am doing research and articals on dui's. My heart is with all of you family and friends of rachels.She is beautiful and i will keep her in my heart also.I am from pa and i just got a dui back in november.I did not harm anyone but i am paying for my mistake.I am a single mother and i am now writing a seven page essay on what i should of done to avoid my choice i made.I lost my license for thirty days and got a big fine and that was just for having alcohol on my breath.My registration was out of time by twenty minutes and they docked me. I will say i am happy they did cause it scared me and now i got to write about your girl.
she caught my attention with her story of her life and what all she has done.She sounds to be very much loved and i give all of my sympathy to your family and friends.Thanks for taking the time to read this and be safe everyday.
Rachel Puttrich said:May 18, 2012 2:21 pm PST
I hope heaven is as beautiful as you are Rachel! I lost a best friend named Rachel to a drunk driver as well. She was 18. Be careful out there kids!
Savannah said:May 14, 2012 7:19 pm PST
Im sorry for your lost , i wanna say that ur story was inspiring to many, i will be saying this for my case study about drinking age , and drinking and driving! many kids will be inspired and i will put this site up for my resources. and ill be putting for donation every 15 minutes! or orlando highs music in her honor! This has been a big impact on my life
Natty said:May 6, 2012 10:23 pm PST
I am sorry for your loss, but know that Rachel's story has changed my outlook in life, and the importnace of the decisions one makes when choosing to drink. I came across Rachel's story this past month during Victim Awareness Week. I heard your story in Riverside County during a candlelight vigil. Since hearing about Rachel's story, I began to give my time to victim's and their families that are going to similar situations. I pray that God contiues to give strength and peace to your family.
Caitlyn said:May 3, 2012 6:50 am PST
I'm so sorry for your loss, but her story is now at knowledge to many, many people across the country, it has impacted many and changed the lives of a lot! She will always be remembered! I am 18 years old, and this has changed the way I look at drinking and driving dramatically. thank you.
jessica gibson said:April 30, 2012 9:36 am PST
thoughts of you so sorry for your loss email me back if i could use this for a remander to nnot drive drunk
Emma Smith said:April 27, 2012 6:24 am PST
I stumbled across this while working on a school project. From what i have read and seen, Rachel was a very special girl and i can tell she meant a lot to her family. I think that it is so cool that through her death people are raising awarness of the drunk driving problem. That takes strength, and I'm so sure she is smiling down from heaven knowing that this is going on. Thank you :)
Callie Hill said:April 24, 2012 2:15 pm PST
I am so sorry for your loss...Your daughter is an impact that will reach out to people because I am using her story in my paper about drinking and driving. God bless you!
Amber Jensen said:April 23, 2012 6:09 am PST
I am very sorry for your loss. i read the story of your daughter's accident, and ended up in tears. i have always wondered why bad things happen to good people. i just wanted to tell you, and the whole family, that i will NEVER drink and drive. I also want you keep in mind, that even if Rachel is not here physically, she is still in your heart forever. i'm sorry, and thank you for sharing this tragic story.
Abigail said:April 20, 2012 7:23 am PST
I am so sorry for your loss. Ever since I was a kid I was careful about what happened on the roadl. After hearing Rachel's story I did a power point on drunk driving. I picked a couple stories I wanted to tell my class and Rachel's was one of them. Stay strong. Your in my prayers.
briley said:April 13, 2012 6:59 am PST
i am so sorry for your loss, this is such a tragedy.
my uncle was just in a drunk driver accident and is now in a coma. it is just awful. my thoughts and prayers are with you guys.
Just want to say "thank you" to all of you who sign Rachel's guestbook. It's very meaningful to us when a new comment appears. There is nothing that can fix what has happened, but the sweet comments truly do help us and encourage us. I am so sorry for those that have had to endure the horror and the anguish of losing a loved one in such a senseless way. Our hearts go out to you, as we understand the anguish and how the loss impacts every part of life.
Kristi Finney-Dunn said:April 12, 2012 11:23 am PST
My 28 year old son Dustin was killed by a drunk driver on August 12, 2011. Until then I didn't know any of the statistics, didn't know of all the pain and suffering endured by the friends and family of these victims. You hear about them on the news sometimes, and you're horrified for a couple of minutes, but then you forget about it, because it really doesn't mean anything in your life... until it does. And then it doesn't go away. It stays and grows bigger and you get to where you don't trust anyone on the road and you also want to shout at people, hey, wake up! It can TOO happen to you. The death of someone you love or maybe yourself, the family having to deal with "the arrangements", their feelings (which are waaaayyyy beyond anything anyone can imagine they might be), the finances, the empty chair, the lost potential, the legal case (which sometimes results in nothing but more anger and victimization for the family), etc., etc.
I am so sorry about the loss of Rachel and all the other innocent victims of people who choose to get behind the wheel and drive drunk. Or distracted by phones, gps, whatever (the "new drunk drivers"). Or who choose to speed, tail-gate, run lights and stop signs, improperly change lanes, etc. These so-called "accidents" aren't accidental. They're preventable. Please, prevent yours.
Griselda said:April 12, 2012 10:33 am PST
I, myself am19 and in my freshmen year of college. Yes its fun to have but theres always a limit to it. Next year i will be moving two and half hours away from my family for school and i know how my mother worries very much. I could say this page is telling me something because i was looking for information over drunk driver for my essay and this pop up. God is trying keep me safe and make goog chooses whiles i am away from home. I give you my blessing and she in a wonderful place now:).
Jennifer Mangels said:April 8, 2012 12:15 pm PST
I want to Thank you for sharing your story with my family I have three kids. My oldest being my daughter and she soon will be going off to college and Rachels story has helped her I have even heard her telling friends that are older if you drink please call I will come get you.
Rachel said:April 4, 2012 1:37 pm PST
I am terribly sorry for your loss and will keep y'all in my prayers
Gina Springfield said:April 3, 2012 8:39 pm PST
I am very sorry for your beautiful Rachel and for all those who love her. Words can never convey the utter disgust against the convicted murderer and sorrow I feel for Rachel and her family.