Former Parkland, Florida Student Commits Suicide
Sydney Aiello’s mother has sadly revealed that her daughter, who attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the mass shooting that claimed 17 lives, took her own life last weekend according to The NY Daily News.
Sydney Aiello was a cheerleader and loved doing yoga while she dreamed of entering the medical field and dedicating her life to helping others according to friends. Aiello was described as a vibrant young woman who was focused on her grades and a joy to be around. Cara Aiello said her daughter was on campus the day of the shooting but not in Freshman Building.
Aiello’s mother, Cara, and members of the Parkland community say this is an important time to remind everyone of the number of resources available for those who need help. Reportedly, Sydney struggled with survivor’s guilt and was recently diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. Cara said Sydney struggled to attend college classes because she was afraid of being in a classroom and was often sad recently but never asked for help before she killed herself.