Cupcake sales help Bring a Buddy program
WMTV Channel 15 Madison

By Kristin Mazur

It's been two years since Joan and Daren Duffey lost her son, Eric.

Eric was a student at UW Stevens Point. It was his 21st birthday. He had a few drinks, then left the bar alone. He was found dead several days later in an icy Wisconsin river. Not paying attention, Eric slipped through the ice and, with no one around to help, he died.

"After Eric's death, my husband and I were keenly aware of how many college students perish after going out for the evening and walking home alone” Joan tells NBC 15.

Joan and Daren want to ensure this tragedy never happens again. So they founded the "Bring a Buddy” program.



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