Amanda

By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

This Teen Finally Completed Her Bucket List, But She Did It In The Last Second Of Her Life.

Rebecca Townsend was a teenager who liked to make the most out of life. In fact, she even made a bucket list to assist herself in accomplishing her goals. Items on the her bucket list were typical teenage fare, like taking a trip to Spain and getting kissed in the rain. The last item on her list was a little more serious: she wanted to save a life.

Rebecca Townsend accomplished that goal, but sadly, it was on the same day that she died.

The spirited young girl was struck and killed by a passing car after she managed to push her friend Ben Arne out of the way. Ben survived with injuries, but Rebecca was tragically killed. Now, her family is honoring her memory by sharing stories about her life on Instagram and encouraging people to pay it forward in the same way Rebecca would have wanted.

The spirited young girl was struck and killed by a passing car after she managed to push her friend Ben Arne out of the way.

Gotta Get Away// The Black Keys

A photo posted by Rebecca Townsend (@rememberingrebecca) on

Ben survived with injuries, but Rebecca wasn't so lucky. She completed her bucket list in that moment, but sadly, her short life came to an end.

Now, her family is honoring her memory by sharing stories about her life on Instagram.

Because right about now it feels like I'm in an eternal ice bucket challenge #tbt

A photo posted by Rebecca Townsend (@rememberingrebecca) on

Nothing can really compare to fall in New England🍁🍂🍁#nofilternecessary

A photo posted by Rebecca Townsend (@rememberingrebecca) on

Sparkles is our favorite color 💎✨#prommin

A photo posted by Rebecca Townsend (@rememberingrebecca) on

What color combinations are the nicest? Complementary colors 🌈

A photo posted by Rebecca Townsend (@rememberingrebecca) on

Let's misbehave🙊#selfiesunday

A photo posted by Rebecca Townsend (@rememberingrebecca) on

Because the best stories start with breaking a few rules

A photo posted by Rebecca Townsend (@rememberingrebecca) on

Yeah I guess she's pretty alright ❤️

A photo posted by Rebecca Townsend (@rememberingrebecca) on

They're also encouraging people dream big and pay it forward, the way Rebecca would have wanted.

Her story is about as tragic as it gets, but thankfully, Rebecca's legacy will never be forgotten.

We're matching💕 @_sammy_ann @sophia_rosee

A photo posted by Rebecca Townsend (@rememberingrebecca) on

If you want to read more about Rebecca's life and how you can honor her memory, visit the Remembering Rebecca memorial page.

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