I heard about The Giving Keys through social media and immediately felt like I needed one. It was the beginning of my junior year, and it was already off to a bad start.
My group of friends I grew up with chose to pay no attention to me and we completely grew apart. I dealt with a heart condition and had to wear a monitor for a month. My best friend attempted suicide, and my own mom's depression was getting worse.
Before this all happened, I bought myself a necklace with the word Fearless. I wore this necklace every single day, and it was a constant reminder to fight through all these issues that seemed to be taking over my life.
When I thought things couldn't get worse, one of my close friends, who was like a little sister to me, committed suicide. I was heartbroken for all her friends and family.
In particular, I've watched her best friend grow up into one of the kindest, most genuine girls I know. My heart was absolutely broken for her. As soon as I heard the news, I knew I had to give her my key. Though I am not fearless yet, I think my friend needs my key more than I do. She is coping with the loss of her best friend at the young age of 14.
I wrote her a card explaining The Giving Keys and why I wanted to give it to her. I gave it to her before calling hours and she immediately put it on. She was extremely grateful. I hope it gets her through her challenging times ahead, like it helped me through mine.