REPORT: Parkland shooting survivor takes her own life

BY TEAM DML / MARCH 22, 2019 /

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On the day a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Sydney Aiello escaped with her life. However, the grief of losing 17 of her classmates and teachers, as well as the long-lasting effects of enduring such a traumatic event, weighed heavily on her. And this weekend, at the age of 19, Aiello took her own life.

Now, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas community is mourning yet another loss.

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Sydney’s mother, Cara Aiello, told CBS Miami that her daughter struggled with survivor’s guilt and was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder in the year following the tragedy. And while she reportedly never asked for help, she struggled to attend college classes because she was scared of being in a classroom.

Sydney was also a close friend of Meadow Pollack, one of the students who was shot and killed in the Parkland shooting. Meadow’s father, Andrew, became one of the most visible of the Parkland victims’ parents when he delivered a searing and emotional speech at the White House just a few days after the shooting, arguing for an increase in school safety rather than changes to America’s gun laws.

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5 Comments

  1. Ginny Moffat March 22nd, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Prayers to her family and her friends at this most heartbreaking times. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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  2. Lisa Gainey March 22nd, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    Heartbreaking..prayers for her family and friends

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  3. Katin March 22nd, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    So sad for her mom and dad,family. I wish she would have found purpose in her life and realize what her parents would go through. Young people need to know that because you are at your lowest point ,your life won’t always be like this .Things do get better,wait it out. 🌹

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  4. Gma 2 dawgz March 22nd, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    How very sad and tragic for her family, this hurts my heart in so many ways. At her age, it’s easy to dwell on such a close personal loss, they seem to not understand that times within their lives they will see the passing of several friends, but meet others who may enrich their lives more then expected, and they are not alone with mental instability, but sadly to also say their mentality doesn’t mature till mid 20’s.
    And this could also be cold hearted, but there are people even more mentally disturbed then some teens, they are known as Demonrats, and they want these poor under developed children to vote jst to gain power! Seriously? Who really has mental problems??

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  5. Jose Allen March 23rd, 2019 at 11:59 am

    Prayers for her and her family. Is “survivors guilt”an exclusively American phenomenon?
    I don’t remember any of us , the survivors of WW2 bombing suffering from it. Shell shock, as PTSD was called, yes, that stays, but you can live with it. No one should feel guilty about not being killed; just very thankful. Making up a name for something gives it power, please note that, Media. Put your strong person boots on and march ahead thanking God you survived.

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