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My Sleepover

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October 6th, 2012 was a typical Saturday afternoon for me. I slept in late like I do every Saturday during the school year. Once I woke up I made myself a bagel with cream cheese for breakfast. I then took my dog for a walk in the bogs behind my house. This particular Saturday had me excited because I had a sleepover planned with my best friends. I really needed this sleepover to relax and have a good time. Due to field hockey practices, dance classes and especially school work I was stressed and needed to spend quality time with my friends. Before my sleepover I did my homework. But like a typical teenager, I was procrastinated doing homework by scrolling through Facebook. That is when I saw the post that leaves me speechless to this day. One of my fellow classmates, whom I danced with, made a Facebook post expressing her sorrow over the passing of Caitlin Ledwell. My first thought was that it had to be my dance teacher’s grandmother who helped run the dance studio that I attended. I did not even imagine that it could be my teacher, Miss Caitlin, who was young and full of life. Then I received a text from one of my best friends, Alyssa,…show more content…
She was a role model to me and the thought of her dying never reached my mind when she was alive. Of course every human dies, but when you look up to someone you think they are invincible. To you, they are someone that you strive to be like and you believe they are a super human. You are under the illusion that they cannot catch a common cold, never mind die. You do not think of role models as someone with weaknesses or flaws because you admire them for their strengths. This is why her death shocked me so much. Before it I never thought that someone who was so full of life would die. Of course I knew that young people die all the time in accidents but I never imagined that it would be someone that I
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