It was the day my life turned upside down. I remember the phone ringing early in the morning. It was a Wednesday and I was in the 9th grade. I was planning to get up earlier than usual to get ready for school. I was never a morning person. I would always snooze the alarm multiple times, trying to get an extra 10 or 15 minutes of shut eye. Yet somehow that morning I didn't press snooze on the alarm. I was still in bed, but my eyes were open. I heard a knock on the door.