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She Said Yes

An ordinary teenager faced with the ultimate decision that will affect the outcome of her life.
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micaela hash

on 6 March 2012

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Transcript of She Said Yes

Here is the first victim out of thirteen, Rachel Joy Scott. Rachel was the one who helped bring Cassie out of the darkness by showing her the light. She wanted to get close to Cassie and give her a sense of trust and friendship. Over time Rachel finally got through to Cassie and from that day forward Cassie was a happier person. Rachel was shot while eating lunch with a friend on the lawn outside the school's library. She was killed by Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold with multiple gunshot wounds to her head, chest, arm, and leg. Rachel left behind six diaries about her belief in God and how she wanted to change the world through small acts of kindness. Shortly before her death, Rachel wrote an essay for school stating, “I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion then it will start a chain reaction of the same.” Misty bernall wrote this biography to tell her daughters bitter sweet tale about how one person can make a difference by standing up for your beliefs. Chris Misty Brad The Story She Said Yes is a tragic memoir about an adverage every day sixteen year old growing up in the suburbs of Littleton, Colorado, and the choices she had to make at the end of her short life. Seventeen year old Cassie Bernall was a student at Columbine High School. On April 20, 1999 several students were in the library including Cassie on the day when two high school gun men by the names of Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris unexpectantly open fired and shot a total of thirteen people. Twelve students including one faculty member were victims in the gun firing. these victims were thought to be chosen randomly and the thought new occured to them that this would be the last day of their young lives. Dylan Klebold Eric Harris I recomend this book to anyone who is struggling through life and needs some enlightenment. It teaches you that in all the bad things that go on in this world there is still always hope. Later on after cassies death you learn the horrors that shrouded cassies mind. A once sweet loving little girl turns into an isolated and devious adolesence. Her relation ship between her parents become a thin borderline that if crossed ended in devistation . Her so called friends she hung out with lead her down a rode of drugs and self abuse physicallly and mentally. After her parents discovered her childs grades were going down the drain, the threatening notes she hid in her room, and influenced attitude, her parents decided to enrole Cassie into a private christian school. By doing this they hoped an improvement in Cassie would appear, not only on the outside but on the inside as well . Before Cassie died her killer confronted her about her spiritual beliefs and whether or not she believed in God. Cassie simply replied "yes" but before she could explain furthermore she was shot and killed instantly. Her story became a spark of spiritual renewal among many people thoughout the country. Through her faith and family's love, she chose to embrace life and death with courage and conviction. Towards the end of the story Misty Bernall describes Cassies Spiritual enlightenment that changed her inside and out. Those close to her and those distant could see a difference in the once intimidating Cassie to the kindhearted and understanding Cassie. Her spirit was elevated and she was born a new spiritually. Cassie just wanted to be loved and found that love in God. When she died she was not affraid because she knew that no matter what happend she made the right choice and stuck with her beliefs. Cassies memory will live on through her heroic acts of bravery of morality. "It is easy to die for Christ. It is hard to die for him. Dying takes only an hour or two, but to live for Christ means to die daily." "Only during the few years of this life are we given the privilege of serving each other and Christ...We shall have heaven forever, but only a short time for service here, and therefore, we must not waste the opportunity."
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