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Alexis Medina
9/19 Discussion
Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:58pm
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For my personal narrative I choose to write about the recent death of one of my closet friends, Arielle Reid. She died on June 8th, 2014 in a car crash, and it was said that she died on impact. Arielle, her dad, and her little brother were on the way back from a graduation ceremony at a local church when the accident took place. She was only about four minutes away from her house. I choose to write about Arielleís death over any other significant event that has happened in my life because it really put what a lot of people say about cherishing your life and loving every moment with your loved ones in perspective. I have never had to deal with death before in my life, so for Arielleís death to be as unexpected as it was, it really opened up my eyes to a lot of things. It showed me that life altering situations can happen in an instant so you should never take for granted the people in your life or your own life. In my paper, I describe the evening that I found out about her death. I have many details that I include in my paper that I feel support my thesis statement. In my paper I discuss how her death happened one week before graduation, and one week after her eighteenth birthday. Those are two major things that most teens dream about their whole life, and for her to die in the mist of such major events really shows that nothing is set in stone and that nothing is guaranteed in this life, not even your own. I also talk about the exact moment when I found out that her death was confirmed. After receiving the news, I had a moment of silence for about ten minutes, where all I could do nothing but think. It was in those ten minutes that I had realized so much about Arielleís life, my life, and our whole group of friendís lives. It was in those moments that I realized that even though this was such a tragic event in our lives, the world couldnít and wouldnít stop even though it felt like it should. Those are just a few details that I included in my paper that I feel support my thesis.

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