|This page is dedicated to the memory of a very dear friend whom I knew for only a short time during middle school, but who's impact on my life has been immeasureable. I met her at St. Cecila's School during my sixth grade year, when she transferred there. I knew her to be a very cheerful, creative, and funny person. Unfortunately, she also suffered bouts of depression that overtook her just a few years later. Despite having known her only those few years, she managed to help me through a very difficult period of my young life, and to change my view of what it means to be alive, and what it means when life ends.|
Aurora Catherine Sass
|Unfortunately, I have no way of contacting her family, so this memorial goes for now without their input or endorsement. I also regret that I do not have any photographs of her aside from the photos printed in an article from the St. Louis Post Dispatch. However, as I feel she was a very important person to me, I give this humble page to her memory. Below are materials relating to her, including things that I've written myself.|
What her life and passing has meant to me.
Newspaper articles relating to Aurora:
`MY BABY IS GONE, AND I SAW HER GOING' - MOTHER
OF TEEN-AGE SUICIDE VICTIM
Article about Aurora and her death, printed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on May 19, 1996.
LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE
Letters to the editor in response to the afforementioned article, printed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on June 1, 1996.
FREQUENT AND INTENSE DEPRESSION IS DANGEROUS
Article on depression and teenage suicide, printed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on May 19, 1996.