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Finley student's post goes viral

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KENNEWICK, WA - Nesha Wesson is a small town girl with big dreams of changing lives. On Friday, March 3rd, this senior at rural River View High School in Finley did just that. Nesha posted a photograph and poem to her Facebook page that now has over 54,600 shares from around the world, and she is receiving messages of thanks from complete strangers.

Nesha's post was a result of the "Every 15 Minutes" program her high school presented on March 3rd. This emotional and impactful program is designed to raise awareness about alcohol-related deaths. During the culminating presentation of Every 15 Minutes, police officers reenact what happens when a teen dies in a car crash after drinking and driving. The photograph Nesha snapped is from that reenactment, while the origin of the accompanying poem is unknown. 

After posting the photo and poem to her Facebook page, Nesha quickly began receiving likes, comments, and messages from people around the U.S., and then around the globe. One message reads:

"I know you don't know me and I hope you read this but the E15M movement that your high school did made it all the way to some of my friends in Indianapolis Indiana. I just recently lost a really close friend to drunk driving so what you and your classmates did was absolutely amazing. Really puts into perspective on how much it impacts not only our lives as teens but what it does to the families of the person that was killed...Again thank you for sharing this!!"

Nesha is astonished and touched at the impact her social media post is making, saying that she hopes this is the "start of a movement."