In my hometown tragedy has struck twice in the past week. I am beyond words. On the 18th, two children my daughter babysits, were killed in a fire while staying overnight with their grandfather. Conner, 9, was dead at the scene. Tiffany, 6, was flown to a burn unit 800 miles from home and died the next morning. Last night Nicole, 14, a close friend of my cousins son, texted her friends goodbye and took her own life. School begins tomorrow for the children in this community and they face the loss of 3 of their classmates. The community is not large with a total population of approximately 6,000 people. I am sure the first day of school, which should be a time of happiness when friends get reunited after 3 months apart, will be very somber. I try hard to bring words of comfort and reassurance to the people of this forum, yet I am unable to do so for my own family. I also received news that my aunt, who is suffering from ovarian cancer, has decided to end her chemotherapy treatments as the estimate it will add no more than 3 months to her life and she says the treatment takes away her quality of life. She would rather spend the next few weeks able to do things with her grandchildren and great grandchildren than the next three months bedridden. Her oldest daughter was not feeling well today and went to the walk-in clinic. They ran tests and found she had a blood clot and it caused her to have a heart attack. She is only 48 years old. They did an endoscopy and the procedure caused her to have a sever nosebleed. She ended up needing a blood transfusion because of the blood loss and she almost lost her life. I don't expect replies, but needed to get out the feelings of inadequacy I have. Also the huge sense of loss for the community and its children.