For the friends, families, and loved ones who have been affected by General Motors defects.
My name is Laura Christian. I am the birth mother of Amber Marie Rose, the first known fatality regarding the Chevy Cobalt defect. She may have been the first, but she was not the last. My mission is twofold. First, I want to make sure that everyone who is driving one of these dangerous cars is aware of these defects. Many of these cars have been resold and as a result, a recall notice will not be sent out.
The second part of my mission is to reform the way General Motors and other car manufacturers do business. One of the ways is through meaningful legislative reform and increasing the effectiveness of the National Highway Safety Administration through more funding, increased training, and better technology.
The Arrowhead Arete, Yosemite
“Every problem can have multiple solutions. To see them you have to look at the big picture overall. Don’t limit yourself to just one route.”
I won my first competition back in 2010 at the Mountain West Regional Championships held at Moab, Utah. Sending a 5.13a sport route in a single attempt earned me first place in the Men’s division. Before then, I’d received 1st and 2nd place at a few youth competitions. 2010 was my entry into the big leagues. A couple months after Moab, Utah, I traveled to El Paso, TX for the National Championships. I got second place by sending a 5.13c sport route in two attempts.
In 2012, I won first place in the Nationals held at Acadia National Park, Maine by flashing a V12 bouldering problem. It was my first time visiting the East Coast and I was glad to have been used to Jackson Hole’s more humid weather. I think that gave me an advantage that climbers from drier regions didn’t have. In 2015 I entered my first international competition in Cochamó, Patagonia, Chile. I didn’t place, but plan to for the 2016 championship in Krabi, Thailand.