One of the sad things about being part of student government is that you are privy to hearing the latest updates on cases of student accidents and, in some unfortunate cases, their deaths. It’s terrible when it happens. However, it’s a sad truth that young people die everyday. Today… it just so happens that it’s someone from campus.
I did not hear any of the newstories. It seems this young person was with a friend and were in a car accident in a town a few over. They were transported to the main medical facility here in Mayaguez. Despite all medical intervention, it seems the young man passed away. Seems his brain gave way before his body and there was nothing left to be done.
He was a Civil Engineering student.
I don’t even know what town he is from.
Nor what year he was in.
And yet I feel this profound sadness to hear of his passing.
My heart and thoughts go out to David G. Ramos Rodriguez’s family and friends. We shall be having a moment of silence in his honor at the assembly tomorrow.