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"Before I Die" movement hits Jacksonville

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Updated: 9/23/2013 9:07 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- When Ashley Crofton left the house Monday morning, she didn't plan on stopping at a local wall.

All she did was think about her sister who died three years ago today.

"I walked up and asked her to show us a sign and it kind of shows me how people aren't taking life for granted," she said.

The "Before I Die" movement was started by Candy Chang on an abandoned house in New Orleans, after she lost someone she loved. Now, there are more than 350 confession walls in 55 countries. We found one outside the GottaHaveIt store in Avondale.

"There's a lot of things, but I'd like to go to Mount Kilimanjaro," Tony Jarvis said.
Traveling is a big theme of locals. Others said they'd like to win the lottery, skydive and marry the love of their live.

Crofton said she simply wants to carry on her sister's legacy.

"My sister touched so many lives, so I'd like to make the same impact for people, so that's what I put on there. To be able to change someone's life by making a difference. Every day you could be living your last day. Try to make it worthwhile: don't hold grudges, let things go and live your life as happy as you can," she said.

The owner of GottaHaveIt tells me she only planned on having the display up through the weekend, but due to the turnout, will leave it up another week.

If you'd like to support the cause of Crofton's sister, visit here
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