It was August 23, 2012. I had a chance to get up early and enjoy the morning before heading to work and I was able to help a friend in need. So off to work I went feeling good about the day ahead. Then all of a sudden, I heard the "ping" noise on my computer at work alerting me of a new message. For some reason it caught my attention. I don't know why. I get hundreds of messages and "pings" a week, but this one stood out. So I opened it and my heart dropped as I read it.