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I WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22 4 - DIXIESUNNEINS.COM Ma - ,,,.. , .,,,....... , DonGilmanDSU ,, . Think , ,.. about the ,,, , - i ' .., -- ' people 3,,,, -, ou care about. A .""" ' I . -, ' i What if something ', I terrible , Iaa.A. happened? What if they died, and you, a student completely absorbed by your studies, had not taken the time to show them your --- ,,,,,, f , 1--- .,.., . , ,. ., , ,,, - '',,,, N, - , , 1 .......,....-t- or ,t,'.. ,.--- love? As students, it is easy to forget the people around us. In addition to the focus school requires, stress and work can also take its toll , - ,-- 4 i, worst. In the blink of an eye, those we care about can fall ill or die. To assume you will have more time with them may seem like a safe bet, but if you lose that wager, you can't get that time back. This is especially important for college students to remember. With our busy schedules, it can be exhausting taking any extra time for those we love, but it is extremely important that we do so. When this crisis struck, I January, Aislinn's heart stopped three times. At one point she did not have a pulse for over half an hour. She had no kidney function. It was so bad that I . , . - ... if,' .., i '',. ft I.,' ,. . ' -- 4.'4' . . , , ' i A How do you i titt. ,, t,i, 10, ..,,,,,w ,,,,,, I P ''''''''I Iteer".. I xi ., , ('' .1'. ' ''' I - t: ::'''',4 ' , 1 ..,..7... t r....,: ' . 1 , i , l' ft j ', , , . , , ; I. , , , ,.)1 . , ''' 4--- --- ,,,, II ii"'" . ' . . , .. , ' ' ),- ' : - :2: LETTERS f, , - ''''''t , 1o, ,i ..,..1. ,, , i 4" s - k, , s., '''. ' ' ,, , i.,..,,, i ..ixami.' ', . .. '4 -- ,4,04,, ',. -- 0- , , , .."1.11 Ind J 1 1. I , ' , , --,. ,,,-- 4 i ''.. ,i'j . , , ; .' , 1 ' .,, .( , 1', . 'el'IkmiS"'16.,, ''' 3......m.. -, .. ,....,,.46001,f: - ' 6 , , A , ,,, - . , ..,,,,- f ...' t r,,,, '' . .- ,,,iT.- '''-- ,i' 4 ' .11. v),,,,, '74 -A . ' ,..i''ç ... .,',,,. -- ,,,,,, , 4 iN.,,, 401, ,, ., i v ,,,,t Pk k,;ar,4, i , I , ; 0,,,,,,r, . ', f ik ,, '''''' oi 1 , ,,,,- - , 4 , :. .,, f h...atailk. I 1 Ab.,,,w4.6., J , '....' 4 aunt Jenny Gilman celebrate Gilman's 75th birthday. Features Editor Don Gilman says he learned how to take h to his loved ones after Gillespie had a out to reach experience. responsibility 1 ::T ' I, ', - 1:4 ' Aislinn Gillespie and her , :'. CD ,,' ,'''' k ,', F - ,,t ; , - ., ,, s t I , E z z :b., ,- c.- t .., k ., ,.. , '', ,..,,, ,, VoiceofDixie. ' i ,,, i ., k, , z 1 . i' 1., - I I ,, r 6, x 1 , , ,. , . ..,... , , 1, 1 through college? Let us know says .4 ::-,- r , ---- ,; , friendships i , P, . , ce long-distan- '"' t r ' IP ' ', , . , ' .i, : 'I , , i,,,,,, maintain your , :: f el , ' ., , .. , toP . I . rm , , Even though her condi tion improved daily, she had not regained a pulse her feet, and Aislinn was dealt a shocking blow dramatic improvement: Both of her legs would have to be amputated be. low the knee. Despite having had Ilet her legs taken from her Aislinn was in amazingly good spirits. As we talkecl I admitted to her that I had definitely failed in efforts to show my love, and she admitted to havik done the same with me. I am not ashamed to ad. mit that I openly wept ast spoke to her. We promise each other that we would not take each other for granted anymore. There is more to this k just expressing your love, how Telling much you appreciat, thel telling friends you value their companionship, eves a simple, friendly smile to a stranger are ways you can show people you care That is what it comes dot to; Don't assume people know what you feel. You have to say it, and you have to show it. The world can be an infinitely better place wit' more people showing sons vulnerability to express their gratitude. We all wan to feel appreciated, but we also have to be proactive about it. In late January, I said 'it would take a miracle ior Aislinn to survive. That miracle was granted, and I for one, will take advan tage of this second chanc. . - - y. i of her coma. realized how foolish I had been. It broke my heart knowing I had taken her for granted. I love Aislinn aldearly, but I had exerted most no effort to remain in contact with her. Certainly, she had not made much of an effort either, but that isn't the point. We have to take responsibility for ourselves and not worry about what our loved ones do. We have to be the ones to say "I love you." We are the ones who must reach out and tell our friends and family how much we care. If they don't respond, then we have done our part. Aislinn survived. After a week she slowly came out had to step away from my duties as features editor of the Dixie Sun News to mentally and emotionally prepare myself for the on our relationships with friends and family. We are often taught that in order to advance in the world, we must be willing to sacrifice, but there is a price to pay for that kind of dedication. On Jan. 27, I received a phone call from my mother in Oregon. She told me that my niece, Aislinn, had fallen seriously ill. Her husband had found her cold and unresponsive on the floor of their home. On that terrible day in late GILMAN BY DON r2) 11 111 ..,. , i, lirae itOr farmlly clinical , ,,.. near-deat- F iRec by I: 1 r htt Travel, bucket lists make life fulfilling TO THE EDITOR BEAUX Send letters to the editor to DixieSundixie.edu. Letters to the editor are accepted and may be published in the newspaper andor dixiesunnews.com. The guidelines for letters are as follows: YENCH1K , BeauxYenchik ' ti , an endless commillennials believe modity they have but actually don't. When I talk with those who are older generations, a common concept I seem to hear is how fast time flies. Some reminisce about their past, but others reflect on their guilt for not doing everything they wished they could have. Time stops for no one, especially not for millennials. It is almost as if these "best years of our lives" are in fast forward. Now that I have you depressed, I wanted to rally you back in by focusing on the lost arts you can do as a millennial to avoid falling victim to Father Time Submissions should be no longer than 250 words and must be Writers must include name, phone number and email address. Students should also include year in school, hometown and well-writt- major. Letters are subject to editing for length, style and grammar. Letters consisting of inaccurate, libelous or highly offensive content will not be published. Letters should be submit: ted to dixiesundixie.edu in the bsody of the email, not an attachment. Letters become property of Dixie Sun News and may be published in any format. Dixie Sun News encourages a lively discussion on its website among its readers. Dixie Sun News does not edit comments. However, an editor will not post any comments that are libelous or vulgar. Time. Travel Growing up, I think many of us dream of visiting many exotic locations around the planet. We imagine what it would be like to journey the 29,029 foot face of Mt. Everest or backpack through the luscious green rain forests of Brazil. Unfortunately, whatever our dream trips may be, they often remain as such a dream. I didn't travel a lot when I was younger due to fiscal resources. For my family, our summer trips consisted of maybe one trip to St. George. If we were lucky, we got a trip to California. It left me with a desire to see more, but I never really did anything about it until the last few years. I promised my wife when we were married that I would travel with her. Since we have been married, we've been to Cancun, San Diego, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. We have even purchased tickets to Europe so we can visit England, France, Switzerland and Italy this summer. We realized the moment we have kids, our plans will be altered drastically, controlling what we do and where we go. Millennials, you are not traveling enough. Save up whatever money you possibly can. Time is slipping through your fingers and the real world is soon upon you. As you continue to miss out on these old (super old I know) I'm seeing how fast time flies. I graduated high school almost seven years ago. I was married almost two years ago. There is no stopping this fast forward button. These are just two simple ways that millen wonderful opportunities and this lost art by staying home and playing video games, you'll experience regret. It doesn't matter if it's Logan, Seattle or Sydney that you travel to, go and see the world. Bucket lists Whether formally written on a typed document or scattered about in your head, each person has some sort of list formed of what they want to accomplish before they die. Yet, it is a lost art among the younger generations. It stems back to the idea that some millennials think they have all the time in the world to do these outlandish, stupefying and amazing personal goals. They think that if they push off the idea of a bucket list, it can all be accomplished on a later date like Jack Nicholson's "Bucket List." Set a list. I promise it will be worth it. I know millennials love to push things off because I know I do, but why not live-little and start now? This is exactly what I have done. When I was younger, I was content and felt I had all the time in the world. Now that I am 25 years nials can make the most out of the time they They require planning a little willingness to .rifice. Yet, they help th0 that take part in them to make the most of life. Don't wait to start. gin now. Before you km it, your time may be up so, 13 Wc I f i , 1 , 1 Sol . .' , ! A,' i, '' ;t , '? A,,,,,,, . ,,t, " , , , 3t 1 t N1 , , ; ' 1 t .,,,,,,, , - !-- q , " ,N, : ,, "'' ' , ' ,., ,,. ' ; - - Bz f r ,.. , .1 Nlz. . ,, k ,, , i War , I 4 ,.. , 1 t. l t ! , , - NA . ' CD . m 0 a 0z 4, Ba r. t , N1 )7 cn zZ z N Staff Writer Beaux Yenchik says millenials should recognize is not an endless commodity. Yenchik says you should rnaV: most of your time while you are still young.