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No life lacks meaning. No person, however young, dies without touching and moving others. In the Jewish and Christian traditions, this is taught explicitly, with the idea of a soul having a mission to complete (roughly, the Jewish idea) or a Divine plan (broadly speaking, the Christian perspective).
On Monday, June 13th — just a month ago, in the late afternoon — Morgan Malcolm, a delightful, vivacious, sweet, kind, loving 16-year-old girl was in a terrible automobile crash in which she was thrown from the car and sustained a severe head injury. She was comatose, initially reactive to pain, but that diminished over time. Two days later, she was declared brain dead.