Together, we can make a difference and save lives.
Aaron Wagner-Sturdy, a 16-year-old from Gresham, Oregon, was killed by a
Tri-Met train while crossing the MAX crosswalk at Gresham City Hall in 2003. Since then his mother, Darla Sturdy, has fought tirelessly to improve the safety of rail crossings and to have a oversight board for the drivers and light rail.
Now, she needs your help, and she can also help you.
With your support, tragedies like the one that took Aaron’s life can be prevented. We urge you to browse through this website to learn more about what you can do to help save lives, and what I can do to help you.
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I passed a Law SB 829 in 2007, that Tri-Met has to go back to every cross walk on light rail line to see if it is safe. In 2008 I went to Tri-Met Board of Directors and they knew nothing of the Law. I knew then my job that God had me working as a parent wasn’t done. Finally in March of 2009 went back down to the capital in Salem Oregon in front of the Senate for transportation. I spoke and so did Fred Hanson the GM for Tri-met they had to change almost 80 cross walks. Fred Hanson told the senate that they were putting in channelization right away where my son was killed on a crosswalk. In Nov. of 2009 they KILLED another man same cross walk, 8 month had gone by. Then they put it in a week later but again another looses there life. Tri-met makes lots of promises but nothing is being done. I have joined up with David Sale who his 22 yr old daughter was KILLED on a cross walk down town Portland by one of Tri-met’s buses. We met and have continued our monthly speaking at Tri-Met Board of Directors and Task Force. We now have joining us to make it better, a Mom who her son was hit on a crosswalk on the West side Aug. 23, 2010 he is 23. He lost one of his feet, had brain injuries and on and on. She also wants to help so others do not live the life of loosing a child or living with a life time of beinging disabled. My son would be now 24 years old and died on June 23, 2003. I can see God working thru us. I’ve been speaking at Rotary’s, Lion Clubs, and Woman Clubs I’m trying to get the word out to educate the public and figure out a way to EDUCATE OUR CHILDREN. Please sign up if you would like me to come speak at a function , or give us ideas on how you can help or join in making the metropolitan area safe.
My son had a saying “DREAM BIG DON’T LET THE LITTLE THINGS GET IN YOUR WAY” TO ME THAT MEANS MOM YOU CAN’T SAVE ME BUT YOU CAN SAVE SOMEONE ELSE.
Look forward to talking with you, God Bless Darla Sturdy.