This evocative autoethnography reflects the author’s grief after she learns that a past teacher candidate was killed on Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) flight 752. Grief washes over her as “writing down our worst experiences can also offer a way to cope with some of life’s horrors.”1 The autoethnography becomes “interventionist, seeking to give notice to those who may otherwise not be allowed to tell their story or are denied a voice to speak.”2 Memorable stories from the trauma become a composed collection of touchstones. In the end, the author discovers how “weaving personal experiences with academic research can reveal an understanding of complex, painful issues, such as death, grief, and traumatic loss,”3 in hopes to inspire others to share their autoethnographic experiences.

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