Opinion: A hero’s send off for Jazzy

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She was a sparky girl, a popular teen full of laughter and life.

But it is the instinctive act of a girl known as a kind-hearted friend that now defines Jasmyn Chan.

The 14-year-old known as Jazzy died a hero’s death, and it is for this act of bravery and selflessness that she will be forever remembered.

Jazzy’s final act was, according to reports, to push her younger friend out of the path of the car that mowed her down.

The death of a loved one is of course devastating, and all the more so when parents bury a child.

But in the depths of a grief and pain so intense, her family and legion of friends will be able to take some comfort from the tributes paid to this extraordinary young woman.

That so many people turned out to pay their respects and mourn her loss will give strength too to her devastated family.

Who could fail to be moved by the sight of Jazzy’s best friend, Mitch, a sombre and dignified young man, leading the funeral procession, or Tia, the friend Jazzy saved, hobbling on crutches to say her final goodbye.

Now let us hope that the police investigation into the incident that robbed their friend of her future quickly brings justice for her family.

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