NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - The recent death of a teen is being blamed on the 2018 Parkland school shooting.
Sydney Aiello, 19, of Coconut Creek, died Sunday, according to police. Her grief-stricken mother told a news station Sydney took her own life. Sydney and Meadow Pollack, one of the 17 persons killed in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, were close friends.
Sydney suffered from "survivor’s guilt" and had been diagnosed recently with post-traumatic stress disorder, according to her mother.
She said her daughter was taking college classes but struggled because she was scared to be in a classroom. She graduated Stoneman Douglas in June after the shooting.
Aieollo had been a cheerleader, enjoyed yoga, and friends say she brightening up the days of others. She aspired to work in the medical field helping others in need.
A GoFundMe was started to raise funds to the Aiello family to honor their daughter.
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