My Experience In My Life

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On June 10, 2006, I woke up like any other Saturday, expecting it to be a good day of baseball. Little did I know, how much my life was about to be turned upside down. Getting the news that my father had passed away from a heart attack, at the age of 30, really took a toll on my family and I. I couldn’t let that stop me from having a successful life because he wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. That meant it was time for me to step up to the plate and be a man, be a role model for my little brother, and also be the shoulder that my mom could lean on. Even though I was only 10 years old and in the fifth grade, I really grew up and matured since that day. The Saturday of June 10, 2006 my family was getting ready for a day filled with baseball, not knowing what was in store for us later that day. The day went on, and the games come to an end. I go home and spend the night with my cousins and had the absolute time of my life playing games that we had made up. The next morning, I woke up to my mom, uncle and aunt, and grandmother picking me up from my cousins house with Krispy Kreme donuts, which I thought was very odd, but being the age I was, I didn’t put much thought into it. Well, we arrive at my grandmothers and my mom sat me down outside and said to me “Zach, you know your dad loved you very much, right?” That is when I knew something was wrong, my stomach in knots, and my chest pounding. My mom told me the horrifying news about my dad passing. I did not know what to

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