"I was a senior in high school and Lindsay was a sophomore. My house was "the party house" my senior year. Every weekend there was 50 plus people at my house partying. The first time i met lindsay was at my house during a a regular bash. Everyone was drinking in my house and lindsay came right up to me with a joyful smile and said, "Hi, my name is lindsay, can we best friends?" I was really taken back by from someone i didn't know coming up to me (that was so happy) and ask if we could be "best friends". After she asked me that question, I smiled and said “yea sure”, never thinking the situations we were both presented in life. We both shared a common understanding what life was really about. i feel lucky to have something that both lindsay and i shared through both of our struggles."