Monday, December 01, 2008


Two people who went to school with me at Father Ryan got in a fatal car accident late Saturday night. Zak died. Brittany is in critical condition. She is unconcious. From what I hear, she has blood clotting in her leg and it is moving upwards...and if it reaches her lungs/heart, she might die. I'm pretty sure they had to amputate her leg today. I really hope she makes it.

I don't know if you guys noticed, but there was a short period of time around election day where I didn't post... this was because my friend Ben died in a climbing accident. I wrote up a whole big post about it and forgot to post... and decided not to... It was a really hard time for me. Really hard. 18 years old is too young.... TOO YOUNG...

What is happening in this world? My best friend Brandi's cousin just died yesterday in a car accident. She found out about Zak and Brittany not long after.... and she was pretty good friends with Zak.

I just don't know what to say anymore!

I can't have 2 friends die within a month... I cannot!

DAMN... RIP Zak!


I'm praying for you, Brittany!


Universal Rhythm said...

Oh Ash, I'm so sorry. I know there is nothing I can do or say to make you feel better. I do know what you're going though, Ben was also my good friend and coworker. I cannot imagine losing two in one month and my prayers are with you.

Death is our abrupt reminder that life is precious and we need to live it to the fullest. Take each day as it comes and don't regret anything. Focus on the present and make each day count. Keep your friends close and in touch always.

And always remember: time is the best healer.

Omegachuck said...

High school, cars, illness...they always seem to be ones first experience with death up close. I think I lost 5 friends total, most to accidents, while in high school. It's a rough part of growing up, learning that even at that young age, death comes unexpectedly. Of course I knew about Ben, but now to hear about your hometown friends too. And what makes it really harder is when it's around holiday time when we try to give thanks for our lives at that point. Pray for Brittany and all those close to them in the days ahead.