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Lost the will to live Alex used to be a happy child. Growing up people used to say that she always had a smile on her face and that she had everything she wanted: she had loving parents, amazing friends and she had no reason to ever be upset about anything. When she was a child, she always thought that the world was amazing, she had no worries and nothing to upset her. Her life started falling apart as soon as she turned 12 years old. Her father was diagnosed with incurable cancer. Everything started to get taken away from her; Most of the family’s money went into treatments for the father. As the weeks went by, her father could not even get out of bed. Her mother had to sell their house and they moved into a tiny house that had only one bedroom which she had to share with her mother and every other room was so small that you could take one step and end up in a different room. Alex’s father died a year later. Her mother turned to drugs and alcohol and started to forget about her little girl. Alex was too young to be dealing with her problems and her mother got worse by the day. Soon she felt like she not only lost her father, but she also lost her mother. Her mother would spend all their money on alcohol and Alex often had nothing to eat. Her mother forgot about her when she was sober, which wasn’t often and she abused her when she was drunk. If all of that wasn’t enough, Alex’s school life was falling apart. She learned that people are not as they seem. All her “friends” had comforted her when her father died but as the days passed they started leaving her too. She didn’t notice it at first because school was all she had to look forward too. She thought that when she started high school that things would be better, that it would be a new start but it wasn’t. In fact, high school was a hundred times worse. People started calling her a nerd and making fun of her because she didn’t have new clothes, shoes, electronics or anything that the “cool kids” had. That’s when the bullying officially started, one day when Alex went to school, she felt nervous, like something was going to happen. A leg had appeared out of nowhere and she tripped. She fell and all her stuff fell to the ground. No one helped her up; they just laughed and kicked the things around. Alex refused to let things like this bother her. She knew that if she just kept moving on, things would get better. At first, it was just
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words. Other girls and sometimes boys would be rude or they would insult her. The insults would start from the time she would enter the school doors, they would continue as she went to her locker and they would be the worst during classes. The teachers didn’t care, in fact, they
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