Last Thursday, not just one, but two innocent young girls took their lives after being sexually assaulted: Audrie Pott, 15, from California and Rehtaeh Parsons, 17, from Halifax.
Today, two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, taking the lives of at least two people and injuring many more.
My heart goes out to the families of these girls and anyone who may have lost someone, or knows someone, who was injured in today's tragedy.
I can only hope that events like this will no longer happen in our future. The world would be a better place if we could all just get along.