My friend Meghan was over that day, so the three of us decided to attempt riding down Glenn Drive. We were just in our day clothes, t-shirts and shorts. "Emily, you should put jeans on if you're going roller blading." I had heard that phrase so many times, that I just stopped listening. Meghan, Samantha, and I had settled on the decision that we were going to go down the hill. "We'll be back in a little bit, Mom," I called. It was going to turn out a lot shorter than I had originally intended.
We went down the hill once, and had a blast. So of course, we wanted to try it again. Getting up that hill seemed to be the hardest thing we ever had to do. The three of us finally did it though. I was the last to go down the hill and I hit a bump in the road. I fell on my left leg. I was in shock, not knowing if it was serious or if it was just a little scrape. I almost started to panic when I heard Meghan scream, "Emily are you okay?" I gave her thumbs up and told myself "You're fine. It's all good."
When I got up, I found out it wasn't "all good." My knee was bleeding down my leg, and so was the back of my thigh. My thigh didn't hurt, so I didn't think it was bad. My knee felt horrible. I finally made my way down the hill and had to keep telling myself not to cry. Meghan and Samantha decided I should go home right away. We started making our way back up to my house. My knee was dirty from the sidewalk, and that didn't help the sting. I didn't think I was going to make it up the hill.
I made it into the backyard where my mom was without crying, that is until I saw her. She saw my leg and her jaw dropped to her waist. Then, I had to cry. My knee was burning, but I could barely... [continues]
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