Joan Miller is a graduate of St. Mary’s Academy. Earlier this year, they held an awards ceremony for several graduates who have done an exceptional job of overcoming adversity in their lives. When Joan was nominated, St. Mary’s Academy called several BIRRDsong members and personal friends to ask for stories about what a wonderful person she is. We were so glad to share our experiences about what a positive influence Joan Miller is for individuals and the community.
Here is a video of her being introduced at the awards ceremony and then giving a speech. Congratulations, Joan!
Once again, BIRRDsong co-founder Joan Miller has done a tremendous community service: she is on the local news again! Joan gives presentations year round about the importance of safe, sober, unimpaired driving. And she makes a special point to be even more vocal around New Year’s Eve. This is a really dangerous night to be on the roads because too many people think only of their fun in the moment. They don’t think enough about everyone’s safety and everyone’s chance at making it to ring in the new year peacefully.
Click on the link below to read a short article online about Joan’s experiences being hit by a drunk driver and about the work she and others in our community do to raise awareness of the importance of safe driving.
Joan Miller, founding Board Secretary of BIRRDsong is a passionate victim advocate for Oregon Impact and brain injured people, and a frequent speaker in schools and on victim impact panels. www.oregonimpact.org.