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This is such a tragedy that has impacted our entire community. Both of my kids knew Allie. I see the hurt on my two teenagers’ faces and hear it in their voices. As I am trying to be here emotionally for my children, I am also trying to teach at the same time. The accident didn't happen far from us. I made a point to take my children to the crash site and talk to them. My daughter asked "Mom, why was she going so fast?" Today, as I get ready to accompany my children to the funeral, I saw the picture of the car. I pulled it up and reminded my daughter the question she asked me. I showed her the picture and asked her, "Why do you drive so fast? Are you in a hurry? Are you mad? Are you showing out for a friend? Are you just not paying attention?” You see, for those of you that, 1) are quick to judge and point out what should have been done or not done, or 2) don’t have children and can’t fathom the pain parents have losing a child, you have no idea the amount of teaching, talking, begging, pleading and correcting we do with our children just to prevent a tragedy such as Allie’s. Even as a parent, I cannot fathom the pain her parents are in right now. So please, hold your tongues hide your pointing fingers and allow this community, the parents and the hundreds of children and teenagers to mourn and say good-bye to a most wonderful, beautiful young lady whose life was shortened way too soon. Thank you!
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