Subjective Presentation Of A Happy Teenager Headed Home From A Weekend At The Lake

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Victoria Gerber
Professor Harris M.D.
Sociology 131
26 June 2015
Part I: Subjective Presentation
I was thirteen, a happy teenager headed home from a weekend at the lake alongside my best friend and her family. It was one of the moments in life that I will never forget in hindsight, for many different reasons. We had spent all weekend on the boat, laughing, and tubing. At thirteen, I had my family, my friends, food and shelter over my head. What more could a girl ask for? On the four-hour car ride home I had been calling my parents, and else anyone that I could think of to let them know we were safe and headed home, all without hearing a word back. I began to have a gut feeling that something wasn’t right; my gut knew something that I …show more content…

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