During my 8th grade year, God had taken someone very important and special away from me. Death is an experience nobody enjoys experiencing, especially when it is losing someone close to your heart. I never thought one person could have so much impact on my life, and be able to change it for the better. Losing Juinny had made life very rough and difficult for me and it was quite similar to a nightmare. I tried waking myself up thinking it was a dream, but it really was not a dream, but more of a real like tragedy. Although it may have been a tragedy, Juinny impacted me and allowed me to be the person I am today. He had the determination to raise above all that negativity he lived around and become successful in life. Knowing that he did not have the choice to live or die made me recognize that he took every opportunity to succeed, but did not get the chance to. Juinny, passing away was probably the worst thing that has ever happened to me, but with God taking him away from me, I got to realize that I take so many things for granted. I became aware of the fact that I have the opportunity to try my best and succeed just as if he could have. It is a terrible feeling to know that he is not here but Juinny impacts me either way, then or now. I say there is a reason to why God took him away from me and I think that reason is so that I can realize what I have and what I have taken for granted. Ever since the day of Juinny being gone, I have been taking every opportunity I can to succeed.