“The Night He Died: The Harsh Reality of Teenage Drinking,” a personal journey of turning Tragedy into Hope

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NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE! CLICK HERE. Brian Hoeflinger is proud to introduce his new book titled “The Night He Died: The Harsh Reality of Teenage Drinking, A Neurosurgeon and a Father’s personal journey of turning Tragedy into Hope.” The book takes you on a journey through both my son’s life as well as portions of my own. You will see through my … Read More

Hoeflinger family channels pain into activism

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This article was recently posted by the Toledo Free Press. The full article is below. This time last year, Brian Hoeflinger was entering the final half of his senior year at Ottawa Hills High School. He had just celebrated his 18th birthday Dec. 28. The aspiring dentist was considering colleges, among them the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. … Read More

Don’t drink and drive, call for a ride instead

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From everyone at Brian Matters, we hope you have a safe and enjoyable New Years! Please make responsible choices, and if you have had to much to drink, refer to the following for a FREE ride home: Northwest Ohio (via WNWO) – Call 1-800-AAA-HELP (1-800-222-4357) and state that they need a “Tipsy Tow.” – Provide their name, home address, phone number … Read More

Celebrate Brian’s Birthday with Bowling at Southwyck Lanes

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If bowling is something you enjoy, be sure to stop by 5255 Heatherdowns Blvd at Southwyck Lanes! The Hoeflingers would love to meet Brian’s friends, your families and anyone else who would like to attend. The event will take place December 28th at 1 p.m. at Southwyck Lanes (5255 Heatherdowns Blvd.) If you would like celebrate Brian’s birthday and bowl a … Read More

NDA Girls Basketball team raises over $1,500 for Brian Matters

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The Notre Dame Academy Girls Basketball team not only played basketball, but also helped a good cause. Over $1,500 was raised at the game and will go toward the Brian Matters fund. “Anything can happen when you drink, and bad things happen, and Brian proved that,” Brian’s father said. “That’s what we’re trying to get across to these kids. You … Read More

Your student is probably drinking without you knowing, according to survey

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This article is from The Toledo Free press. We encourage readers to comment at the bottom of the article. Tyler Grandsko, a recent graduate of Toledo Christian Schools, knows what high school kids do on weekends. Student Brian Hoeflinger died in a drunken driving accident in February. Photo courtesy Brian and Cindy Hoeflinger “They are drinking a lot,” said the blunt … Read More

Hoeflingers share son’s story at liquor license training

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  It’s a heartbreaking story to tell, but one Cindy and Brian Hoeflinger say needs to be heard. “I want them to think, for just one second, if they’re going to sell to someone they think is a minor; just don’t do it.  Think about Brian,”  Dr. Brian Hoeflinger said. Their son, Brian, 18, was killed after he drank and … Read More

What parents (and everyone) should know about teenage drinking

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Written by Dr. Brian Hoeflinger | | bhoeflinger@toledofreepress.com   Our son Brian N. Hoeflinger died in a tragic car accident Feb. 2 at the young age of 18. He was a senior in high school, an accomplished golfer, carried a 4.5 GPA and had his whole life ahead of him. On the night he died, Brian was at an unsupervised party … Read More