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Imani's friend Peppy

Imani's friend Peppy

"She died on my 18th birthday   I never celebrated my birthday after that.  I missed six months of school when she passed away.  I just sat in my room in a corner in the dark for six months.  I wouldn’t eat.  The only time I came out of my room was to go to the bathroom.  And I rarely had to go to the bathroom ‘cause I wasn’t eating or drinking anything."

Imani shows her tattoo that memorializes her best friend, Peppy.  Peppy died of an infection after giving birth to Imani's godson.  Imani and Peppy were friends since second grade.

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