A Berry College
student was recently part of the MTV and AT&T "It Can Wait" Campaign, an
initiative to stop texting and driving.
MTV has aired a commercial www.mtv.com/videos/misc/958195/alexs-it-can-wait-stoy.jhtml
featuring sophomore Alex Sorohan, of Rutledge, Ga., sharing the story of her
tragic loss and the difference she made in Georgia.
Caleb Sorohan, was texting and driving when he was instantly killed in a car
crash. The tragedy spurred Sorohan and her family to prevent other families from
enduring a similar loss. Six months after her brother died, Caleb's Law was
passed which makes it illegal to text while driving in Georgia.
has shared her story in high schools and conferences nationwide. This exposure
led MTV and AT&T officials to ask her to participate in their campaign.
"My part is sharing my story wherever I can," she said. "Speaking in high
schools and conferences, I reach about 3,000 people. MTV has such a broader
influence than me and through the commercial Caleb's story is reaching millions
of people a day. I am so thankful for that opportunity."
Sorohan and her
family are now rallying forces to lobby for a hands-free law in Georgia so
Caleb's Law will be more enforceable and more lives can be saved.
Written by Student Public Relations Assistant Alyssa Smith