Sadie was just 15-years-old when she took her own life. Her devastated family is still reeling from the loss, yet they managed to pen a very powerful obituary that directly addresses the bullies that drove their beautiful daughter to suicide last week.
The Pennsylvania family described Sadie as someone who "handled everything life served her," until a recent incident at high school when "things went terribly wrong."
Although she was in counselling and taking medication, until last week, Sadie, was able to maintain a full and interesting young life.
Her family describes her as a softball player who loved “reading, drawing and music.” She was also a member of the Solid Rock Christian Fellowship Church in Bedford, Pennsylvania.
Suicide should never be an option. Yet, more and more young people are choosing to take their own lives, than to live one more day with the bombardment of harassment and hatred they face online.
Sadie's family wrote a heartbreakingly honest obituary. Their grief is palpable and, though their loss is profound, they asked those who wished to honor her memory to "be kind to one another, in lieu of flowers."
But it's what they had to say to their daughter's bullies that really resonated with so many who read it.
Read what her family had to say on the next page.