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Taking Away from Tragedy

So in Fairfield, CT, a few days ago, there was an extremely tragic car accident; two high school students left school mid day (presumably to get lunch or something) and were just going way too fast. They apparently took a turn too quickly and crashed into a utility pole. Both girls were rushed to the hospital; the driver was released, but the passenger now remains in a coma with severely detrimental injuries.

As someone from the area, this really hits home. Any idea about what may have caused the accident would purely be speculation, so I don’t aim to make any suggestions whatsoever. I’ve just been thinking a lot about how tragic this whole thing has been, and while I don’t know the victim or her family personally, I can’t even begin to imagine how horribly difficult this must be and my heart truly just goes out to them.

I wanted to know if theres any thing that you guys have to offer after this. Anything that you can take away, etc. I just think it’s really important for us to reflect when something horrible like this happens, and try and learn from it in any way.

Also, on a side note, if anyone would be willing to donate anything (big or small) to help pay for the hospital fund for Lee (the young girl in a coma), it would help more than you know. If she survives the coma, she will be fighting an uphill battle harder than any of us can imagine; we need to come together to take advantage of anything that we can do to help her and her family. Her “gofundme” page is http://www.gofundme.com/v6xksm8
please keep Lee in your thoughts and prayers.


One Reply to “Taking Away from Tragedy”

  1. chloe says:

    I know Lee, and it is shocking to think that someone I know could be going through this. Everyone always thinks that nothing bad will happen to them, that they won’t be the victim to tragedy, but tragedy can hit anyone at any point in time. Lee didn’t know that she was going to end up in a coma from leaving school, she thought that she was just leaving school. While I don’t know Lee well, and its been years since I talked to her, we live in the same town. While we go to different high schools, our senior proms were on the same day. Our graduations will be on the same day. This tragedy has prevented Lee from attending her senior prom, and the extent of her injuries will most definitely prevent her from attending graduation.
    When tragedy strikes, you don’t expect it to affect you, but it can and it does. I live in a town approximately 30 minutes from Newtown, where the Sandy Hook shooting occurred about two and a half years ago. I did not know anyone who lost someone in the tragedy, but it impacted me. It was so close by, and sitting in class with CNN updates coming on my phone, I was worried for the children of teachers who I knew lived in Newtown. Tragedy hurts, and when it hits, it is so important to move past it.


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