Some days ago on November 28 I received a text message on WhatsApp from a girl I’m very close to in Rio de Janeiro. Shortly after that we spoke directly on the phone. She was distraught, having lost a journalist friend who was aboard the charter plane carrying the team members of the Chapeco football club to their next match. Fifty-one players and people associated with the Associação Chapecoense de Futebol were killed when the plane went down in the Andes Mountains near Medellin, Colombia. In such times, you can do little more than try to offer comfort and condolences.
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