The Pendleton Panther

Follow Up: A Life That Ended To Soon

Posted on: March 7, 2010

Funeral

Yesterday in Norwood PA, fifteen purple and white bouquets were lined up at the altar of St. Gabriel’s Church. Fifteen is how old Vanessa Dorwart was when she died early last week. This article is a follow up from last week as Miss Dortwart stepped in front of a moving train on an early Thursday morning, February 25, ending her life. Authorities have revealed that her death is being labeled as suicide as she had been unhappy for a long time now. This story has made local news all around the country and the world. Thousands of emails and letters have been sent to Vanessa’s parents expressing their sorrow. Tears filled the hallways of the church this past Saturday morning and many people were just still in shock and speechless. Vanessa’s parents were in the midst of planning her 16th birthday party before the accident occurred. Before the ceremony ended, Vanessa’s little sister came forth and read a poem she had written about her sister before her death, “Thank you, dear sister, I’ll love you till the end…Thank you, dear sister, for always being my friend.”

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