It has been a year since I received the call, during Senior Show, that my very close friend Cassandra has been announced brain dead. This week last year she attempted suicide and ended up in the hospital. The last time I spoke with her was Tuesday. We all believed she would be okay and the news that she was gone changed our lives forever. Hours after she was announced brain dead she would go into surgery for organ donation and be officially dead. It been tough for all of us. My friends and I have become ever so close to her family and we’ve all become a strong support for each other. We’ve even saved each other from the effects of mental illnesses. I believe in a way Cass saved us and if I could I would go back in time and create an alternate reality where she lives with all of us. She was a great friend, a goddamn nerd, an amazing singer, and honestly one of the strongest person I knew. I miss her and love her so much and so I want to encourage all of you whatever struggle you’re going through to find the courage to continue through life and to know that someone loves and cares for you deeply. I love you all, thank you so much for your support, and you’re all amazing in your own way so please live on.