What was the worst day of your life and why?
I was at University aged 19 in my first year at university in my dormitory halls with my girlfriend.
We were chit-chatting and thinking about headed for dinner.
The phone rang. It my sister.
‘Deepak you have to come home now. Amma (grandmother) is in hospital. She might not make it through the night.’
The cracking voice of my sister sent shockwaves through my system. I felt like I had been kidney punched. My grandmother was the woman who had raised me as a child whilst my mum and dad worked.
I was the spoilt favourite youngest child in the family that my grandmother adored. And I adored her back.
I burst into tears and headed straight to the train station. 2/3 hours later I was in the hospital.
I couldn’t stop crying. My grandmother had passed away. I was too late. She had committed suicide and suffered 3rd degree burns to 80% of her body.
I will never forget that day.
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