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IN People ON 18 Oct, 2015
Sometimes a small thing can change you life to a great extent. When we think we are at the pinnacle of our life and everything is just too perfect that is when our life changes its course. A similar thing happened with a Lacey.
She was very happy as she was about to commence a new journey of her life by saving and helping others. But in less than four months, a man stole everything she had treasures for and leave her in debt forever.
She is the daughter of a pastor from Sutherlin, Oregon, and a very nondescript teenager. She loves football, Carrie Underwood, and going to church. Her pastime was looking after her horse, Tucker, whom she had adopted when he was just a foal. You can clearly see the sparkle if success in her eyes at this moment.
Lacey was a person who was completely selfless. She loved to help people who were less fortunate than herself. She works as a volunteer at the nearby Bonaventure Senior Living centre. Where she lived and enjoyed life with those people who were often forgotten by their own children.
She enrolled at Umpqua Community College. She want to enter the nursing program and eventually become a surgeon. And finally fulfilled her dream to save lives of the people.
On the 4th day of her college, a horrifying incident happened. During her writing class, Lacey and her colleagues heard a sudden bang. A few moments later, a fellow student named Chris Harper-Mercer marched into the room and fired two shots into ceiling. The professor collapsed immediately and then Chris Harper-Mercer tuned to other students and stating shooting one by one.
Lacey laid down and wishing that this all might turn out to be a nightmare. The shooter came and asked everyone one by one, if they were Christian. and if one said yes, they would shoot him/her. Suddenly she heard a loud blast near her ear and she knew that her former classmate, Treven Anspach, has been shot.
Her father recite the rest of the story, He said, "She felt the weight of his body on her. She opened her eyes and he was lying in the same direction as her, a little bit ahead of her. Then she saw his blood coming under her arms. She heard a gurgling sound coming from his throat and felt him move closer to her to cover her." Her father continues: "And then at that time, she said, 'I heard the shooter over me say, 'Get up.'" She froze. The shooter asked another person, "Is she dead?" referring to Lacey. The person said, "I don't know." The shooter stepped over Lacey and shot someone else.
"The blood of that boy, Treven, saved my daughter's life," Scroggins said. "I know it as well as I know that I'm sitting here. He will always be the Scroggins' hero, from this point forward." It is exactly because Treven, with his last dying breath, laid himself on top of Lacey that she survived. Treven made the ultimate sacrifice for Lacey so that she could live.
After learning what Treven had done for his caught , he called his mother. She said, "I want you to love your daughter, hold your daughter, kiss your daughter every day of your life. We have a connection, and every time you hug your daughter, I'll be hugging my son."
Now Lacey will continue to live. She will go back to school and complete her dream. All thanks to her fellow classmate, Who by fate, ended in her class. As the whole country is disheartened with this event. We must note that, humanity finds its ways even in marked of times. If this story touched your heart a bit also, then just share it for the memory of Treven.
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