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Ten years ago, in November 2013, my world flipped upside down. It was Black Friday, and I was trying to get into the "Christmas Spirit." Late that afternoon, I got a call from my dad, and I knew it...
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It was an unseasonably freezing cold day, five days after Christmas, when our lives were changed forever. The unexpected happened, and we lost one of the few we love the most. The most wonderful time of year ended with...
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