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Thursday, 9 October 2014

Kayla Brown

Hello Humphers,

Kayla Brown was a sixth year at my school. And she died on the 7th of October 2014. She died of a heart attack at 9:30 after collapsing at 7:30, 2 hours earlier. She needs to be remembered.

I only spoke to her twice but really there conversations I'll never forget. She was kind and pretty and well loved throughout the school. Staff and Students alike looked up to her and she deserved it. I looked over at her everyday in the canteen and saw her with her bright red hair and nose piercing and saw someone excited to be alive. I saw someone with best friends and a family and a loving community and now shes lost all of that. We've lost all of that. Kayla was an amazing artist. Her artwork was gorgeous and some of the best the school has ever seen. She also loved drama and expressing her true colours. She played Lucy in Annie and every time I walk past that display board and see someone dancing and having the time of there life just a short year and a half ago.

She wasn't afraid to be herself. She wasn't afraid to cry if she needed to cry or to wear DM's and die her hair bright red. She wasn't afraid to live life to the full. Her face book posts read things like

"I'll remember this till the day I die"
"Friends I will know into my late 90's"
and just a few days before she died
"This will be a once in a lifetime opportunity I can't wait!"
She didn't even make it far enough.

Every year on the 7th of October we will all do something to remember Kayla. We will all wear red and draw a nose piercing on the right side of her nose. We will all draw a love heart on our arm and we will all picture a girl with a long happy life that was torn apart by her heart.

Live life to the full. Don't regret and smile! Always smile and be kind to everyone because Kayla didn't know this was coming and neither do you. Be out there on the 7th of October just like she was and donate to the British Heart Foundation. Because you will never know how much we're hurting and the least you can do is support Kayla and her friends and family and the few of us who only got to speak to her once or twice. Please give generously and wear red on the 7th of October. Draw a dot on the right side of your nose and draw a heart on your wrist. Because we all need your help.

Thank you xx

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