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“Dude, don’t worry about it…”

The first time I met Dominik Pettey was the Summer he turned 16. He and my son Daniel were the exact same age- sharing the same birthday. What I remember most about Dom was his huge, warm smile. He was friendly, outgoing and exuded confidence. I met Dom another time also, the following Summer when…

“Jesus, I trust in You”

During his physical and interior struggles and absence from school Junior year, Dominik had many people who were praying for him. He was anointed and blessed with the Sacrament of the Sick. The Chaplet of Divine Mercy  was the regular prayer of his worried parents, often on their knees. His grandparents, too, shared in his…

God’s time

By early winter at the beginning of second semester Junior Year, Dominik had missed a lot of school. In addition to his personal absences, the Washington area had several winter storms. Classes were cancelled, but the students were still expected to keep up with their reading and homework. Gonzaga lost even more days that cold…

The Flow

Dominik’s experience of struggle after his burst appendix made feeling well again all the more sweet. During the Summer between Junior and Senior year, he worked at Ledo’s, did some schoolwork, played some hockey and began to gather again with his friends. When he was welcomed back to Gonzaga for his Senior year, he was…

Dom in Utah

At the start of his freshman year in college, PJ (a friend of Dom’s who was also in the accident) was sharing his experience with a new friend who’d heard nothing of the tragedy before.