A recently graduated by Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, who survived Parkland's school shooting, died by suicide, the student's mother told CBS Miami.
Sydney Aiello was 19 when she died on Sunday, according to a GoFundMe site created in her honor.
"She lit every room she came in. She filled her days with cheerleading, doing yoga, and brightening up others' days. Sydney wanted to work in the medical field that helps others in need," the campaign says.
Aiello was friends with Meadow Pollack, one of the 1
Sydney Aiello was recently diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and struggled with fear of classroom settings, hindering her ability to attend college classes, Cara Aiello told the station.
Pollack's father, Andrew Pollack, told Miami Herald that his "heart goes to [Aiello’s] poor, poor parents."
"It's terrible what happened. Eng and Sydney were friends for a long time," he said. "Killing yourself is not the answer."
The GoFundMe site, created in Aiello's honor, had traveled over $ 40,000 on Friday afternoon, more than twice as many cash stakes. The money "will be given directly to the Aiello family to honor their daughter," the page says.
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Crisis Text Line provides free, 24-hour, confidential SMS support to people in crisis when calling 741741.
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