As Billy Joel says, only the good die young. This girl died saving her friend, which was already amazing enough, but what her parents found after that made it all the more incredible.
USA Today – A 17-year-old Connecticut teen is inspiring acts of kindness after her death earlier this month.
On July 2, 2015, Rebecca Townsend attended a fireworks show in Danbury, Conn. with her friend, Ben Arne. As the two were walking back, a vehicle struck them. According to BuzzFeed News, Ben told the family that he remembered Rebecca pushing him out of the way just before the impact. Ben was hospitalized; Rebecca was killed.
After Rebecca’s death, the family said they were reminiscing in her bedroom when they discovered a bucket list. The list was assigned to Rebecca — who was slated to attend the University of Notre Dame this fall — during her sophomore year at Immaculate High School in Danbury, Conn. It was returned to her after graduation.
The family shared it on Facebook:
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