ON A MISSION: Helen and Norm Michener with their road safety stickers in memory of their daughter Camille. TREVOR VEALE
ON A MISSION: Helen and Norm Michener with their road safety stickers in memory of their daughter Camille. TREVOR VEALE

Parents driven to saving lives

FOLLOWING the tragic death of their child, Norm and Helen Michener are hoping to prevent other families from suffering the same insurmountable loss.

The couple lost their beloved daughter, Camille, in a car accident on July 24, 2009.

Camille was a promising young doctor studying obstetrics and gynaecology.

With a well-rounded personality, Camille loved her lifestyle in Perth, enjoyed playing sport and piano, followed the football, had many friends and was well respected by the medical profession.

Unfortunately, the promising young woman was travelling home last July when it is suspected a kangaroo or fox darted onto the road forcing her to brake suddenly, skid out of control and crash into a tree.

It is a heartbreaking story and one that her parents have to live with every day.

Since her tragic death, the Emerald Beach couple has been shocked by how many other people have experienced the same sort of grief.

It is through this sense of loss and an involvement with Rotary that Norma and Helen decided to create a sticker campaign to hopefully remind people to slow down on the road.

The sticker says Take Care To Get There and has a picture of a broken heart.

The couple is hoping that everyone who has had a similar loss will put a sticker on their car and hopefully it will remind others to drive safely so another family does not have to suffer like they have.

The stickers are available from Woolgoolga Newsagency.

Or for more information click on to the website www.camillesticker.net.



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