"Death Ends Teen's Lifetime of Struggles"

This article from the Deseret News titled Death ends teen's lifetime of struggles is a profound reminder for me of why every minute given to this site is time well spent.

J.J. Serassio was a 16-year old high school student who had autism. J.J. committed suicide. J.J. parked his new red Camaro in the garage, left the engine running and died of carbon monoxide poisoning. He left a note on the passenger seat where "he described himself as an outcast at school and at church".

The most difficult part of the story is to read about the individuals described in the article who (intentionally or unintentionally) made life more difficult for J.J. His mother, Darla Serassio stated,:

That's J.J.'s whole story, If you don't fit into a certain mold, you have no worth.

What a sad story that is.

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