A little more than a year after this photo was taken, both are gone.— Kenneth Preston (@kennethrpreston) March 21, 2019
In February, Meadow was killed in the Parkland shooting. This week, Sydney took her own life.
Please consider donating to her family to help cover some of the funeral costs. https://t.co/qxeUeFLhx1 pic.twitter.com/xSnMPAU0bD
Sydney’s mother,Cara Aiello, shares that her daughter also had a hard time being in school and a classroom as it took her back to the attack. A very dear friend of Sydney, Meadow Pollack, was killed during the assault and that has also affected her deeply.
Ryan Petty, another father of a victim, Alaina, is very worried that more students struggle with these feelings and thoughts. He wants there to be more attention for suicide prevention and told CBS: “It breaks my heart we’ve lost yet another student from Stoneman Douglas. My advice to parents is to ask questions. Don’t wait.”