Category Archives: Sad Stories

Oregon Runner Loses Due to Premature Celebration

Here is to someone who has a lot of explaining to do. Oregon Duck’s Tanguy Pepiot started to coast during the last 100 meters or so during the men’s steeplechase race at the Pepsi Team Invitational. He was trying to get the crowd pumped up for his impending victory.

But that victory never came. While Pepiot was celebrating, the Washington Huskies’ Meron Simon came up at a near sprint level and ultimately won the race.

So what did Pepiot do? Fans at Anastasia Date (twitter.com) know that he fell to the ground in what is expected embarrassment. This was probably a moment he will learn from in the future.

But for others who witnessed the event, you don’t have to wait till this happens to you to learn from this Oregon runner’s mistake. Whether it is sports, business, or any other part of your life, make sure not to celebrate until the victory is complete and keep your eye on the prize through the very end.

I Can’t Imagine

No wonder Erica Morales died of blood loss; even being pregnant with quadruplets takes up a lot of bodily resources. It is so sad that those poor babies have to grow up without a mother, especially since the whole reason Erica got pregnant was because she wanted to feel what it was like to be a loving mother according to CNN iReport. It is unfortunate that she will never get to hold or see her babies. I am sure that this whole experience has also left the father, Carlos, with a lot to process.

I am so sorry for his loss, and I wish him well. It is certainly going to be a challenge to raise them primarily by himself. Having one newborn is tough; I can not imagine raising and caring for four babes at the same time. I have a newborn myself, and it is exhausting in every way. I am so happy that the people on GoFundMe have found it in their hearts to help this man so desperately in need of not only financial help but also heaping amounts of emotional support. Carlos is a brave soul, and God will guide and protect him as He has his children. I will keep Carlos and his family in my prayers, and I know that Erica’s spirit will live on through him and his beautiful babies. I wish I could give money as well; I’m broke.