As a writer, there are some stories that only you can write.
Everyone has different reactions and emotions when it comes to dealing with a tragic event, so only you can fully articulate those emotions into a story.
This past week, Vanderbilt freshman pitcher Donny Everett drowned while on a fishing trip with teammates and friends. It happened just one day before his team was set to host a regional.
This hit me hard. Not just as someone that covers Vandy athletics for a living. But as someone that can’t understand how a 19-year-old kid could have his entire future taken away from him.
I put together my thoughts on the unfortunate sequence of events that Tim Corbin and his team faced during the span of 48 hours.
I can honestly say it was one of the toughest stories I’ve ever written. But there’s a message in it that can hopefully provide healing to those that need it, and also help people view life in a different way.
Read it. Share it. And most of all, remember it.