Inmates at the South Idaho Correctional Institution we're brought to tears on Wednesday as Natalie Marti told them her story and urged them to take control of their lives.
Just over 13 years ago, Natalie was driving home with her husband and daughter when a drunk driver traveling 98 miles an hour hit them head-on. Her family was killed instantly and she revived serious injuries
Natalie eventually forgives the man that changed her life, and the experience gave her a passion for speaking out against drunk driving and motivating those around her. Addressing the inmates, she urged them to find forgiveness and seek happiness.
"By forgiving, we're making our lives better," said motivational speaker Natalie Marti. "We're giving ourselves freedom we're letting go of all that anger and hatred and is just completely free to be able to forgive. By me being able to forgive this man that drove drunk and killed my family I've been able to find happiness again."
Natalie's visit is happening during National crime victims rights week. A week honoring crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf.