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the meaning of a friend Essay

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     Never having any guidance, or direction, he has always seemed to work through all obstacles. Langston was a young man, roughly beginning his first year of medical school. Everyone he knew saw it a miricle that he ever made it as far as a bachelors degree, much less a Medical Degree.      Born a “mistake” never knowing his mother, or father he spent much of his childhood and adolescence running from foster homes east and west, he had never known unconditional love or the feel of a true family. At the age of 24, only one person in his life had ever before cared enough to keep in touch with him. She was a young woman he called Mams. Natalie Green Entered is life when he was around the…show more content…
     The first words of the letter brought him to tears, “Dear Langston, your probably wondering who this is, I am Julie Morris, Up until two days ago I was Natalie Greens best friend. Knowing you were a dear friend to her I felt obligated to inform you...” He stopped, he knew what had happened, not being able to read anymore, the letter dropped to the floor and he froze in silence, for what seamed a decade. Mams the only person who held any significance in his life had committed suicide, she was only thirty eight. Since the beginning of his life all the insults, set backs, and rejections; none of this compared to the emotions he was faced with at this time.      The impact Mams suicide had on Langston’s life was tremendous. Although he only got four or five letters a year from her and they seldom saw each other, she was still the one that drove Langston. With her gone he felt useless. In the months following, Langstons 3.8 GPA had taken a cliff dive to a 2.5, he went from job to job, not being able to handle the once seamed easy requirements and responsibilities. Langston was depressed and drowning in self pity. Even the few shallow party friends Langston had come to know in college couldn’t redeem his spirits. His hard work, amazing accomplishments
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