A little death in 9th-grade gym class

“I had a crush on Robbie Roberts from the moment I laid eyes on him sitting atop Mr. Duffman’s desk in the gym teachers’ office.

“One look and I was swept away by his wavy, honey brown hair, his penetrating, deep blue eyes, his smooth yet confident face. My heart beat faster than I ever thought possible. I lost my breath and thought I would collapse from weakness.”

See how a crush, and an comment, can change a life forever in The Day I Died in 9th-Grade Gym Class.