No nail post from me today. I have some pics edited waiting to be posted but I received the news that a friend I met through my boyfriend was involved in an accident. There's this fad in PR called 'Bicijangueo', which basically means people hang out on their bicycles all through different areas in big groups. He was riding with some friends on Friday night, a friend got a flat on their bike and had to wait for someone else to get a car to take the bike home, so he continued on his own. At around 5am Saturday morning, he was hit by a car who ran a stop sign. Thankfully, the driver stayed with him, called the ambulance and even rode with him to the hospital. More importantly, the driver tested negative for alcohol.
He was pronounced dead yesterday morning.
Doctors said if he had been wearing a helmet, he would have survived. Some broken bones, but he would still be here. Nobody knew or thought it was this bad. Saturday evening my boyfriend called his friends, who told him there was some swelling in his brain and they had to drain that before he would wake up, but everyone was optimistic. We all just thought it would be another story he could tell in a couple of weeks.
I feel such sadness and it's crazy because I didn't know him that well.We had hung out several times during my almost 2 year relationship, but he and I weren't really close. It just hurts to know he was so young and he had so much incredible talent and so many goals he never got to accomplish. His death is also a reminder of how fast everything can change. In a split second, someone isn't here anymore. If I feel this sad, I can't imagine the sorrow his family and close friends must feel. He was truly an incredible human being and I'm not just saying that because he's gone, he just was. He was kind, giving and never said no to anything anyone needed.
Anyway, I'm sorry this post ended up being so long but I have a very tough time expressing my feelings unless it's in writing and this is the place I feel most comfortable doing so.
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Be safe, enjoy what you do and say what you feel. Life is too short.
UPDATE: His family decided to donate his organs and 5 lives were saved thanks to his organs! It definitely helps ease the pain to know that he lives on in a way and was able to give a second chance to other people.