One of my Worst Days
On April 2,2010, I received unbelievable news that changed my life forever. While sitting at "Designing U" hair salon with my mother Lashonda all morning, boredom soon kicked in. I logged onto Facebook and started reading many deviating posts that all mentioned a guy named Dre. As time went by, I started to wonder was everyone talking about my church friend De'Andre Johnson. Once realization set in, my biggest fear became true.
While continuing to read the Facebook posts, I came across Dre's cousin Davion Johnson status. Davion explained how he couldn't believe something this tragic happened, "Dre was the light of everyones eyes, he was always caring and helping anyone with anything", says Davion. Not only was Dre his cousin they were like two peas in a pod. From going to the same school all their lives , to becoming stars on Byhalia High School football team.
As minutes passed by my father Charles contacted my mother lashonda and I. He informed us that Dre had been out all morning with two of his friends. The two other teenagers were a boy and a girl, whom i don't know personally til this day. The young lady was known to be the driver, according to her, while driving down highway 78, she swerved to dodge another vehicle and lost control of the car. With the vehicle flipping and neither of the teens wearing seat-belts it didn't make the situation better. The two teens were rushed to the ER and My church friend Dre was pronounced dead at the scene.
I had many unanswered questions to why this occurred. For instance, "Why did Dre have to be the only one?" "Why couldn't he leave this world a peaceful way" and "Why couldn't his family and I see him walk across the stage this year?". Dre would've been a senior this year and would've had the chance to shine on the football like he loved doing. His football number, #52, was spray painted onto BHS football field as the team played in the playoffs last...
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