Hello everyone As you may have noticed. I'm using the computer, and the Internet, and that's peculiar since I should be at Norwich. Unfortunately,I contracted a medical illness that failed to remedy by arrival day, and I could not make it to the school. I will have to say, being 18 years old, and trying to decide whether or not you can do all the tasks asks of you, leave all the new close friends you've made, and face the fear and uncertainties of home and your future, was te hardest decision I ever made in my life. I was suppose to fly up Friday but got so sick in the airport. So in true spirit of NU and their motto, I will try, I tried driving up there. And when I got to montpelier I prayed for a miricale, which unfortunately never came. I will never forget the instantaneous pai. That shot through my body web I said I can't go, I can't do it. I will never forget this empty feeling only filled with grief an sorrow. It's not a fair decision for a kid to make, and I had to grow up real fast this weekend, and be strong while I watchd the other room families get into their cars and take pictures, ad go to school I sat silently and cried. Now an I'm home, still with my sickness, I know I couldn't have done it, Probably. I didn't want my rook week to be about the inside of infirmarys.the docotor said that although te condition will get better, it's not certain when. Tomorrow I will be calling Norwich to see what My options are I hope they will be kind My heart is still in Vermont In my room In Wilson hall With my roommates And the platoon I never met In a company I was never ment to be in. Any advice or comments of encouragement would be really appreciated in this time of great hardship and desperation Thank you.