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A Story of Friendship and CHD

by Sarah Vogt on Monday, Jul 09, 2012

“’Tis better to have loved and lost/Than never to have loved at all.” —Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Our friendship blossomed in autumn of 1997. My geometry teacher paired Christy and I up for an assignment. I noticed over time a large scar on the chest of my math partner that she masterfully tried to cover. She would wear high necked shirts or put makeup on her chest to conceal the long, thin, lumpy line.

Finding Christy’s scar made her that much more appealing to me. It meant she had been through some sort of pain. It meant she probably had a story of triumph. I saw strength in her pain.

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