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SOHOSTORY is about telling stories that need to be told. This page is dedicated to Rolff. We asked one of his best friends to write a page about him. Please take the time to read every word.
Written by Camila Videla
My name is Camila Videla. I am fifteen years old and a freshman at JJ Pearce High School in Richardson, TX. I’d like to share the story of my best friend, Rolff Camey, who was in a tragic car accident on the night of March 11th.
Rolff was in the passenger seat with his ten-year-old cousin, Josue, sitting behind him and his aunt driving when a young man hit the right side of their car at 80-100 miles an hour. Unfortunately, Josue passed away that night. His aunt is still suffering from severe injuries and Rolff is still in a coma since the Wednesday after his accident. We are praying for his aunt’s fast recovery and hoping that Rolff will wake up soon.
I met Rolff almost four years ago in junior high. Our friendship has grown and become stronger since. He is an amazing guy; he always has been. I am so honored to be his friend and I’m glad that I’ve been able to know the real him within the past few years. Rolff’s always been so nice and caring. He has such a big and kind heart. It’s incredible how loving he is. I’ve never felt so comfortable with anyone before. Rolff has been such a good friend to me from the start and I can’t thank him enough for everything that he has done. He’s always been there to cheer me up when I’m down. When I was going through a hard time with my mom having breast cancer, he was there trying to support and comfort me in every way that he could. He is such a thoughtful human being.
I am still in shock with everything that is going on. Rolff is the last person in this world who deserved this. It’s crazy what has to happen in order for people to learn that the person they are hearing or seeing today may not be there tomorrow. This experience has definitely taught many people how to value one another. I believe that God does things for a reason. Through the tragedy, a lot of good has come out of this experience and Rolff has truly made an impact and difference in many lives. I just pray that his loved ones will have the strength and peace to accept whatever God’s will is.
I believe that Rolff knows Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior. The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:1-2 "For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling." I hope and pray that Rolff wakes up, but I know that if God chooses to take him that he will have a new body in heaven forever. We can all live with this same assurance if we admit to God that we have made mistakes, believe that Jesus died for our mistakes, believe that Jesus came back to life, and ask Jesus for forgiveness and to come into our life to lead our life forever. I have made this decision and Jesus is giving me strength to walk through this difficult time.
I have so many wonderful memories with Rolff. I really hope that he and I can make more. It’s been hard without him the past weeks. Before the accident, we’d spend most of our time talking to each other whether it was through text, a phone call, Skype, Face time, oovoo, etc. We would start and end the day with a hug to one another. I would walk with him to first, second, and third period at school… now I walk the halls alone just thinking about him. I would sit with him at lunch and eat his grapes. We would have endless conversations and share so many laughs. I would go to Starbucks with him at least once a week and do homework together every morning like the procrastinators we always have been.
I thought we spent too much time together but I am so grateful for that now because those memories are what are keeping me strong. I am so proud of my best friend for just being the person he is and fighting for his life. Rolff means so much to me. He has been a huge blessing in my life and I am so thankful to God for putting him in it.
Please pray for my friend and keep him in your heart. His family is going through a very hard time and needs donations to help cover medical bills. Anything is greatly appreciated.