Rest in peace, Sydney Aiello.
Sad news has been reported from Miami after 19-year-old Sydney Aiello committed suicide last weekend. The young graduate was a survivor of February 2018's Parkland Shooting that took the lives of 17 students and staff combined, one being Sydney's best friend Meadow Pollack. Sydney's mother, Cara, told CBS that her daughter suffered from PTSD and survivor's guilt.
“It breaks my heart that we’ve lost yet another student from Stoneman Douglas,” Ryan Petty, whose daughter was a victim in the shooting, told the publication. “My advice to parents is to ask questions, don’t wait.”
He added: “Some of the questions that need to be asked are – do you wish you were dead and not wake up? Second question — have you had thoughts of killing herself?”
Sydney was described as a vibrant young woman who enjoyed yoga and wanted to pursue medicine. "She lit up every room she entered. She filled her days cheerleading, doing yoga, and brightening up the days of others," the GoFund account reads. "Sydney aspired to work in the medical field helping others in need."