The family of a teen girl who committed suicide used the teen's obituary to call out the bullies they claim contributed to her death.
According to the obituary, 15-year-old Sadie Riggs hanged herself on Monday. The online obituary states that Sadie was undergoing counseling and taking medication. She played softball and enjoyed reading, drawing and music.
Fewer than 3,000 people live in the town of Bedford, Pennslyvania where Riggs lived and died.
“She wanted to be a firefighter or a vet,” her aunt, Sarah Smith told Channel 11.
She said Riggs was badly bullied, often through texts, SnapChat, Kik and Instagram.
“They called her everything in the book,” Smith said.
Her family wrote in the obituary: "For the bullies involved, please know you were effective in making her feel worthless. That is all between you and God now, but please know that it is not too late to change your ways."
It goes on to state, "“Sadie's death has taken us to dark places, we will stick together and protect one another as we try to make sense of this tragic loss. To all the bullies out there, I just want you to know that as much as we despise your actions never, ever do we wish for you to feel the paralyzing pain that engulfs our bodies, a pain so severe that it makes the simple act of breathing difficult or the guilt that leaves us wondering what we could have done differently-or that struggle to remember the last words we spoke."
The obituary closes with: "In lieu of flowers, the family of Sadie ask that you be kind to one another."
[Geisel Funeral Home]
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