In July of 2000, Deanna Jordan became a military widow when her husband was killed in an Apache helicopter accident. She was left with 4-year old triplet boys to raise on her own. It has been 12 years of a lot of ups and downs. Recently the family was informed that the benefits they had lived on were coming to an unexpected and abrupt end. Deanna has since been challenged with how, at the busiest, most expensive time in their lives, they were going to make ends meet.
Deanna works at the school district where she and her husband attended school, and where her boys go now. She was shocked to hear that the schools no longer offer driver’s education to the students. Having three kids to teach to drive safely, confidently, and with the best possible training, was completely out of our reach, and completely overwhelming. Deanna felt she would be doing her boys a disservice by taking on this task by herself. She said, “I could never forgive myself if something were to happen due to lack of practice or training, but my hands were tied.” Kyle, Cameron and Justin are already 16 and just got their permits.
Red Means Stop is like a dream come true for this mom!!! “I feel so relieved that they will each get the same amount of attention, training, direction, and support that they so deserve through the program at DrivingMBA. Our family doesn’t qualify for many of the programs available to military families because my husband died prior to 9/11. This grant has been a Godsend to us, and a little bit of weight off of my shoulders. “I am SO happy that they will get the quality education that DrivingMBA offers. It’s so scary to think about letting them drive. It makes me feel a little better knowing that they are getting such a great foundation to start driving with!! Thank you Red Means Stop and especially Maria from DrivingMBA, for remembering us and extending this great gift!”
Below are photos of the boys on the Beginner Simulator: