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Heartbreaking Info About Charlottesville Victim Revealed

At a time of tragedy, it can be tough to place things in perspective. The events in Charlottesville on Saturday rightfully sparked a ton of anger across the country, but that anger quickly became misguided. As opposed to the focus being on the fact that a young woman lost her life at the hands of a white nationalist that decided to use a motor vehicle as a weapon, the story devolved into a bunch of finger pointing over who was responsible for it. Additionally, an ungodly amount of time was spent dissecting the response from President Donald Trump and the White House.

Could Trump have done a better job? Certainly, and that’s not the first or the last time that such a statement will be made about him. That being said, having this tragedy devolve into yet another political debate does absolutely no justice whatsoever to the victim or her family. Heather Neyer was only 32-years-old. She decided to spend her Saturday standing up for something she felt passionately about, and that decision ultimately resulted in her losing her life in tragic fashion.

The takeaway from that is not what the president had to say - or didn’t have to say, for that matter - but rather that this was a senseless and preventable tragedy. Hatred exists in our country, and it’s not exclusive to one political belief system. That needs to stop, and we can all do our part by not constantly fanning the flames of political rhetoric.

As AOL shares, there is some perspective being offered up on Neyer’s life being cut way too short, and that comes courtesy of her employer. Alfred Wilson, bankruptcy division manager at the Miller Law Group, notes that the young paralegal was "a very strong, very opinionated young woman" who "made known that she was all about equality."

Wilson has shared a number of remembrances of the young woman, and he notes that she cared passionately about a number of issues.

"There have been times that I've walked back to her office and she had tears in her eyes," he noted.

She was particularly conscious of little things that she perceived as not being right. Wilson, who is black, noted a number of comments she made to him about the little things she saw.

"You're college-educated, but if you walk into the store you may have people following you, and it's not fair," he recalls her saying.

Of course, there was a lighter side as well.

"Purple was her favorite color," he added. "She would wear purple a lot, and she would wear it every day if she could get away with it."

Through it all, it was clear that the young lady cared deeply about a number of issues, and that’s what led her to Charlottesville on Saturday.

"A big thing that bothered Heather was this whole past election," he said. "She would literally sit in the office and cry at times because she was worried about what was going to happen to the country."

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and loved ones of a young lady who left the world way before her time.

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