It is not a tornado, nor any kind of bad weather.
Rather, it is the loss of a young lady taken FAR too soon.
Laura Chaney, 18, was walking from her dorm room on the campus of Western Kentucky University to her 8am class/exam Monday morning. For whatever reason, and it's said it was a blood clot in her lungs according to the Cincinnati Enquirer, she collapsed in Gilbert Hall. She died shortly thereafter. The hometown connection is, Laura was a freshman from Florence, who graduated from Boone County High School with my brother Mark last year.
Tonight, many of her friends gathered to mourn her passing. Funeral arrangements haven't yet been made, but a facebook group created to honor Chaney says that they will likely have visitation Friday and a funeral Saturday.
Chaney would have come home Thursday.
Several of my friends knew her. I did not personally...but God, I wish I had. This young lady sounded like she was so much like others of my friends...always smiling, there when you needed her...
This is a sad day for our city.
May Laura Chaney rest in peace.
June 7, 1990-May 11, 2009
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