December 24, 2016

China Howard - a teen girl bullied to death in Chicago, Illinois

China Howard, age 13, died on December 17, 2016, at her home in Chicago, Illinois. 

China Howard
Tragically, China committed suicide. 

Her family has stated that China was bullied at school and online which ultimately led to her death. China kept the bullying a secret from her mother and didn't show any signs of depression. 

If you are considering ending your life or if you just need someone to talk to, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, day or night. A skilled counselor will be able to help you.

To any teens who are reading this:

~ Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.
~ Do not contribute to another's downfall. Tomorrow or five years from now, it could be you who is being humiliated.
~There is nothing cool about human suffering.
Saint Bernadette of Lourdes, who said:
"I am ground like a grain of wheat", pray
for China and for all who are ground
down by bullying. 

A funding site has been set up to help the family with expenses. 

China was in the eighth grade and an honor student at Arnold Mireles Academy. 

China's loved ones are devastated over her tragic and unnecessary death. She was a wonderful daughter and a sweet girl who was loving, caring and full of life. She will be forever mourned.

China is survived by many loving friends and family members who will forever miss her. 

Pray for all who are tormented.

Pray for all who die young. They barely had a chance to live.

Pray that China is in heaven. Pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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