Losing a child is the worst experience a parent can have. Losing a child in a devastatingly cruel way has been a nightmare. I loved Rehtaeh with all my heart. When she died, a big part of me did too. Every day seems like a fight to hang on, to find a reason to keep going. I am grateful for all the kind words and prayers that have been sent from all over the world. It means more than I’ll ever be able to say.
Rehtaeh Parsons was much more than the tragic story of a girl in the news. She had two very loving parents and two wonderful little sisters, Temmyson and Teaghen. She loved animals of every kind and always had a place in her heart for animals in need. She loved science, devoured books of every genre, enjoyed art, and, once she finished high school, planned on joining the the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.