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Hi I'm Kenna

"All that we are is a result of what we have thought" -Buddha

About Me

I am a swimmer and I absolutely love to read books. On May 7th I got in a car accident and it was pretty serious. I was driving 80 mph on a local road in Kenmore, WA and even thought a cop was following me, my two right tires drove up onto the sidewalk and then the sidewalk turned into a wall. I flew off the wall, my car flipped, and I landed on my head. I broke my head open three times and I also broke my spine. When I was operated on in the hospital I got two poles put in my spine in addition to 12 screws. In March, this girl dropped me after I had rock climbed 25 feet. I fell about 24 feet and I think that may have contributed to the fact that I was driving so fast in Kenmore because I think I hit my head. What's crazy is I have 17 screws in my body because I have 12 in my spine and 5 on my left ankle. When the girl dropped me about 24 feet, I broke my left ankle and right heel. After my car accident I was in the hospital for 44 days. It's kind of crazy because I don't remember that much from being in the hospital or from my car accident itself, which I guess is a rather fortunate thing. In the hospital, I remember one day when I was with my physical therapist Sarah, I remember being in one of my rooms, I remember going outside once, and I remember going to the cafeteria once with my mom. My mom was keeping a journal on a website while I was in the hospital and she said that one day I said I had gone to heaven. I would just like to say that I know God lives.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I was brought up a Mormon and I just enjoy going to church. Everyone in my ward seems very happy and that's a good thing for sure. I remember this one time my younger cousin, Linzi, and I were on my grandma's golf cart. For some reason, I drove the cart down a steep ditch and then it got stuck. Linzi and I got out of the cart and tried to push it up, but we couldn't. Then, Linzi and I returned to our seats in the cart and Linzi said, "Kenna, what should we do?" "Let's say a prayer," I suggested. Linzi looked at me in a kind of weird way, but as soon as I said "amen" to close my prayer, a big truck pulled off the high way and drove over to where we were stuck. "Hey, do you guys need some help," this guy asked. "Yes please," I replied. At that, the man pulled the golf cart out of the ditch and continued on his way. While I'm at church, I observe that there are so many people present and I think, a lie couldn't have fooled this many people and besides, I have a testimony that God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are real.

How I live my faith

To live my faith, I'm a visiting teacher and I always attend church on Sundays. I always participate in family scripture study and prayers, and I try my very best to be helpful around the house. When I sin, I talk to a bishop and get it resolved and I trust that Jesus Christ forgives me because I know he suffered for everyone's sins. In the near future I hope to go on a mission and share the gospel with the people that I meet. I think that would be really cool.

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