Molly Welch, A Second Later (North Fulton Business Radio, Episode 414)
Molly Welch, Founder of A Second Later, joined the show to share her story of how a head-on collision in college, caused by distracted driving, resulting in a traumatic brain injury. She tenaciously fought to recover, finished her college education, and founded A Second Later to spread her story and to warn of the dangers of distracted driving. She and host John Ray discussed her accident, recovery, her work, and much more. North Fulton Business Radio is broadcast from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX® inside Renasant Bank in Alpharetta.
A Second Later
It was winter her junior year of college and Molly was writing for “The Plainsman” at Auburn University.
She had completed an interview on a hand-held recorder and was driving back to campus to write her article. Eager to start her latest assignment, Molly briefly looked down to hit the record button on her device, recording the entire accident on tape.
“A second later,” her entire life changed.
n 2017, she produced a public service announcement together with key individuals to help spread her message to drivers everywhere. It aired in several states. From there, she was inspired to start her own non-profit, motivational speaking company, A Second Later. Through her organization, she has been able to tell her story to schools, businesses, professional organizations, civic groups, and even legislators in the State of Georgia.
Help her stop distracted driving by inviting her to speak to your organization, purchasing a car magnet, or simply donating to A Second Later.
Molly Welch, Founder, A Second Later
Molly Welch, the founder of the non-profit organization, A Second Later, has dedicated her life to ending distracted driving. Her mission is to bring awareness to the dangers and realities of distracted driving.
In 2008 while traveling down the highway close to Auburn University, Molly briefly looked away from the road and wound up in a head-on collision. She sustained a traumatic brain injury, and to this day has no use of her right arm, limited use of her right leg, and a softer voice. Since her accident, she has worked tirelessly to help others avoid such a fate.
Questions and Topics Discussed in this Episode
- Tell us about your story
- What made you choose to start a nonprofit?
- What does A Second Later do?
- What groups do you speak to?
- What’s ahead for you?
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