Susiann Reynolds-Akapelwa and Mickey Reynolds

Susiann Reynolds-Akapelwa tells her aunt, Mickey Reynolds, about her acting career, losing her mom in a car crash, and her subsequent activist work to prevent distracted driving.

This story was recorded at the StoryCorps Mobile Booth in Orlando in 2019. It was produced locally by Juan Gualda at WMFE. Find more stories at or on the StoryCorps: Orlando podcast.

Support for StoryCorps: Orlando comes from Orlando Health and our members (become a member). StoryCorps: Orlando’s theme music is from “See You Letter” by Jordan Foley, a singer-songwriter based in Orlando.