For My Good Friend Garret.

You were actually one of my close friends in middle school, and high school..
That is till I left Lancaster High.. Your death was obviouly a shock to me..
I always thought you would fight through your cystic fibrosis.. but it seam's it finally got the best of you..
For those of you who don't know what Cystic Fibrosis is, I would like to take the time to tell you..
"Cystic fibrosis (SIS-tik fi-BRO-sis), or CF, is an inherited disease of your secretory glands, including the glands that make mucus and sweat.
"Inherited" means that the disease is passed through the genes from parents to children. People who have CF inherit two faulty CF genes—one from each parent. The parents likely don't have the disease themselves.
CF mostly affects the lungs, pancreas, liver, intestines, sinuses, and sex organs.
CF also causes your sweat to become very salty. As a result, your body loses large amounts of salt when you sweat. This can upset the balance of minerals in your blood and cause a number of health problems. Examples include dehydration (a condition in which your body doesn't have enough fluids), increased heart rate, tiredness, weakness, decreased blood pressure, heat stroke, and, rarely, death.
Lung function often starts to decline in early childhood in people who have CF. Over time, permanent damage to the lungs can cause severe breathing problems. Respiratory failure is the most common cause of death in people who have CF."
Sadly one day I actually saw Garrett.. it was outside Lancaster High, and I saw him.. but I don't think he remembers me.. I regret not saying hey whats up? hows it going?.. but now thats in the past..
I will forever miss one of my dear, close friends.. and I canno't wait till the day I get to heaven and see you again.. Just so I could simply say.. "Hi"..
Sincerly Mitchell Angel.
MitchellAngel MitchellAngel
18-21, M
Jul 25, 2010