On August 18, 2007, in Pompano Beach Florida, a young girl's life was tragically
taken away from her as a result of the negligence of a parasailing operator. Amber
May White, age 15, and her sister Crystal White, age 17, of Summerfield, Florida,
were staying at the Wyndham Resort on Pompano Beach, enjoying their last weekend
of summer vacation before returning to school. They decided to go parasailing for
the very first time, which is one of the many watersports offered by the Wyndham
right on their property. In the early afternoon, the girls started out on their
parasailing adventure, and within minutes, it turned into a horrific nightmare.
The parasailing operator lost control of the parasail, and the rope broke away from
the boat, causing Amber and her sister Crystal, to be slammed into the rooftop of
a nearby hotel, and thrown into a palm tree. Amber suffered a broken neck and was
declared brain dead the very next day. Her organs were donated. Thankfully, Crystal
survived having suffered a head injury. As a result of the parasailing operator's poor judgment and lack of the proper equipment,
a young beautiful girl's life has been taken away.
The White family is working hard to prevent this from ever happening again to another
family by channeling their grief and sorrow towards the passage of the AMBER MAY
LAW, which will regulate the parasailing industry for the first time. You can help
protect lives by supporting the AMBER MAY LAW and filling out the petition form
below, which will be sent directly to the Florida Legislature. Senator Gwen Margolis,
will be introducing this bill. We need your support to get it passed.