Meet William Burleson, a high school senior in Charlotte, N.C., graduating this spring, with plans to major in English and psychology in college. He's also training for a half marathon, plays pickup basketball, loves Bob Dylan and Kurt Cobain and has been known to cheer for the Carolina Panthers. (I know. Don't hold it against him.)
He's also a writer.
At 18, William is trying to save lives through writing.
This winter, William touched the abyss and returned from it. Other teenagers - at school, church, the team, even your own home - are close to the abyss, as well.
His story is their story.
Around midnight on Dec. 11, William was going to quietly slip out of his bedroom, down to his Jeep Cherokee and drive it - 75, 85, 95 mph - into a highway median.