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Parkland Shooting Survivor Took Her Own Life After Suffering from PTSD

Carolyn Twersky
Photo credit: aiello family

From Seventeen

Sydney Aiello, survivor of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last year, took her own life on March 17, 2019.

Sydney, who was 19 and attending college at the time of her death, suffered from survivor's guilt since the shooting, according to her mother, and was recently diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Over a year after the shooting, Sydney was still struggling to get past it. She had a hard time attending her college classes, as she was scared of being in a classroom. Sydney was also still mourning her good friend, Meadow Pollack, who was killed in the shooting.

Sydney was described as "a vibrant young woman who was focused on her grades and a joy to be around." Her family is raising money for her memorial costs, and you can donate to the cause on their GoFundMe page.

If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK(8255) or visit their website.

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