It was 8:17 pm June 14th 2019 when me and my family were all sitting down for a nice dinner. We were really happy because the next day was my Bat Mitzvah. We were all talking about who was coming and how prepared i was. Then my mom got the call. The call at 8:19 that would change my perspective forever.
My mom walked into the other room and she was silent. We saw that she was a little upset so we went to go to her. The call was from my aunt, her sister. She did not look happy at all. I went up to her and asked her whats wrong and she looked away and kept talking. My dad followed after me and then she hung up. She told me my cousin had been in a accident.
I ran up the stairs to y room crying because my mom had just told me that my 15 year old cousin, who goes to Etowah High School, plays lacrosse, had just tried to jump over a tennis court net on a bike. He had broke his spine C1-C7 and would probably be paralyzed forever. He was supposed to be there at my BatMitzvah, him and his brothers, his step mom, and da. I cried so much that night.
I was just laying there, for 30 minutes. Not moving or crying, just plain upset. My mom came in my room not knowing that I had bee. crying and asked why my makeup was all running like nothing had just happened. She then noticed I was crying and she asked if I wanted to go to the hospital with her.
On the way to the hospital, I wanted to sit in the back even though it was just me and my mom. I was so sad I couldn't bare to look at her. I was just listening to music and thinking about what would happen in the future. I was so confused and devastated on why this would happen. Such a stupid mistake could cost u everything.
We made it to the hospital and my mom knew exactly where to go because this is where she had her back surgery. We saw a couple people there and his step mom, my cousin, and dad showed up right after. No one was crying but he was in surgery at that exact moment. Then they said they had a video, it made me cry so hard. I was the only one crying, but I didn't even get to see him.