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Sean and Jenny Making A Difference

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TXDOT Press Conference in Austin, August 2017 below:

We meet a First Responder – KFDX TV 3, July 3, 2013

KAUZ TV 6, Wichita Falls, Texas, July 3, 2013

Sean is Fox4 DFW’s “Hometown Hero”

Faces of Drunk Driving – A new Texas Department of Transportation CampaignClick Here

CBS Channel 11 Dallas, July 24, 2012

KTRK-ABC-13, Houston 6/30/2012

Houston Public Radio – 6/28/2012

The McCallen Monitor

Houston Chronicle

ABC-13 TV in Houston 6/28/2012

KXAN – TV in Austin, Texas 6/28/2012

The Michael Berry Show

Our first “Live” interview with Jade Mingas of KVUE Austin 624/2012

Another Story by Jade Mingas of KVUE TV Austin Texas 6/24/2012

Fox 7 TV Austin. Our second “Live” Interview 6/25/2012

San Antonio, Texas, Coverage on October 26, 2011
KABB – Fox News

Houston’s KPRC TV Coverage:
June 13, 2011
January 11, 2011

Christmas 2009: Interview with Dr. Nina Rios-Doria
KVUE – Austin, Texas TV

Most Recent Print Story:Sangre de Cristo Chronicle

KBTX October 2, 2009 @ Bryan/College Station


Sobriety Checkpoints for Texas Proposed
Sean cannot speak, but he communicated via computer with Sen. John Carona, who is trying to make sobriety checkpoints for drunken drivers legal in Texas. Sean urged senators to have Texas join 39 states that allow police to set up roadblocks to look for drunken drivers. I know there was a reason I did not die in the truck,” Carter told members of the Senate Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security. Speakers connected to a keyboard mounted on his wheelchair allowed lawmakers to hear his remarks.“One of the things I have chosen to do to make this life livable is to ensure no one else has to live like I do,” he said.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving, police and many local government associations support creating sobriety checkpoints, which have been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court but haven’t been allowed in Texas since 1994. That’s when the state Court of Criminal Appeals ruled they violated the Texas Constitution because there were no statewide guidelines.

(AP March 5, 2009)

Sean And Jenny are now taking advantage of Sean’s ability to communicate and together they share their story by speaking to groups about the experience that placed Sean in his wheelchair.

Schools are now beginning to reschedule WhenSeanSpeaks for additional presentations, reflecting the impact they have had upon their students.

They have spoken to troubled teens at a facility in Vernon, TX, for the past 4 years, and Sean has spoken for “Think First” an organization sponsored by Baylor Institute of Rehabilitation, that reaches out to young people in an effort to prevent Spinal Cord and Brain Injuries.

They have also spoken before the Texas EMS, Trauma and Acute Care Services Advisory Foundation (TETAF) and the Governor’s EMS, Trauma and Acute Care Advisory Council (GETAC). In fact, Sean is now a member of the Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council and is on the Mentorship/Advisory Committe for the Texas EMS, Acute Care Advisory Foundation representing Survivors of Trauma.

Texoma’s Home Page features two video with articles:
Sean Carter Delivers Sobering Speech
Drunk Driving Leads to Brain Injury, Message of Hope

The Dallas News
Star Telegram
The Austin Statesman
Lufkin Daily News
Kilgore News Herald
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There are papers all around the state that have carried the story..
He has been featured in print and video by:
The Dallas Morning News
Dallas’ Fox TV Channel 4
Arklatlelx TV station
Wichita Falls TV Station, KFDX Channel 3
Dallas TV Station, KDAF 33
Tyler TV, KLTV

Print Articles have been in:
The “Gonzales Chronicle”, Gonzales, TX
“The Miner”, Red River, NM
“Pulse” magazine
Baylor Institute of Rehabilitation’s 2007 Annual Report
“Info Magazine”, July 2008 issue
The “Tyler Morning Press”, May 8.2009