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Laura Vanessa Diaz

Laura Vanessa Diaz is an aspiring novelist and Mass Communication graduate student at Georgia State University. ...

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Just the thought of sharing your days, your thoughts, and your emotions with another human being who understands what you are going through can make the turmoil of life easier to handle.

They sounded distant, but not unreachable. I screamed for my friends to help me at the top of my asphyxiating lungs. I had swallowed enough river water to keep me hydrated for over a day, and my breathing became heavier each instant I remained submerged.