The Push

Sometimes you just need a little something to push you over the edge, something to make you realize that you’ve been ignoring the obvious. It happens to everyone, whether it’s a big or small matter. In my case, it was a big one. I've had a lot of difficulties in my life: physically, mentally, and emotionally, at home and at school. As these problems kept adding up, it began to get harder and harder to keep myself together. My high school had created a new club called “We’re All Human.” It’s an organization that the mother of a student who had committed suicide created that year. Their first big event was a Suicide Awareness Walk. The whole school came together as a group to walk and then to

Ryan: Jan 16, 1997 - Oct 15, 2014

I don’t remember under what circumstances I first met Ryan. I believe it was when my family first moved to Waterford in the early 2000’s when we were both in Pre-School, but I think it’s safe to say that we became friends very soon after meeting due to our similar passions and our complimentary personalities. It was in these early ages that Ryan sparked my interest and long lasting love for history by introducing me to games like Rome Total War and his various huge history books. Over our years together we had countless numbers of political and historical conversations and debates, each building upon each other’s knowledge. Another great passion of ours was playing with Legos which was wh

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