Teen Grief

Some of my favorite memories of Cody are when we would go out to his Grandpa’s house and goof around and be silly together. After the crash I wasn’t sure I wanted to be here anymore and wished I was with him in that crash. Not only did losing him hurt, but people telling me to move on and that he was just a high school boyfriend only made it worse. They didn’t understand how I couldn’t do that, it felt like the end of the world. I’ve learned to let people help me. I’ve learned that you can’t bottle it up inside because it will break you down even more. If you have lost someone, or know someone who has, make sure that people that surround you are supportive. Make sure that they are there to listen and care and not judge. Life won’t go back to normal, but you may come out of this stronger than you were before.

Aleasha was 15 when her

boyfriend Cody was killed as a passenger in a car driven by a drunk driver.

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