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On Nov. 11th, 2008 I wrote this story and found it while looking through my old posts... I couldn't stop thinking about this. Read on.... In the newspaper it was described like this. A seventeen year old girl had her legs amputated today at Baystate Medical in Springfield Massachusetts after being struck by a car while putting her luggage in the back of a van at the railroad station. Robert Carrasquillo Jr. 20 of Springfield faces a number of charges including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, operating under the influence of alcohol, causing serious injury while operating negligently and leaving the scene of an accident.
Clara Gardner of Northampton Mass. A high school senior was returning with her father and 2 friends from a trip to Mexico. She was putting luggage in the back of a van when she seen out of the corner of her eye over her shoulder the lights of a car coming behind her at a high rate of speed. She didn’t have a chance to move. The car hit her. This happened four months ago and she is doing as well as can be expected.

Link to the original story.. https://tyler306.livejournal.com/tag/forgiveness

I don’t know who this young girl is but my sadness for her is overwhelming. According to the news story she is continuing her life as a high school student and wants to go to college to study art. In the future when I have the poor me’s I will think of Clara and what a brave young girl she is and how she is an inspiration to me. I can’t say enough about her and the sadness I feel. For this kid to have something done like this done to her is so heart breaking its painful. Fast forward to now.... I did some research and this is Clara today.. I don't know this brave young woman but I am proud of her...


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Dec. 28th, 2017 12:52 pm (UTC)
The strength of some people is an inspiration to us all. thank you for sharing this with us.
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