Congressman Sean Casten and his daughter Gwen (left), Audrey, will walk the US Capitol on January 4, 2019. (Photo: Chicago Tribune via Getty Images)
manager Sean Kasten (D-Ill.) Shared more information about the death of her 17-year-old daughter, Gwen, and revealed that she died during sleep.
The MP’s office said in a short tweet on Monday that Gwen died that morning. The Downers Grove Police Department said the teen was called to a house on the outskirts of Chicago shortly before 7 am when it turned out to be unresponsive, and the first responder determined she had died. Chicago Tribune reported..
of Wednesday’s long statementKasten said, “There was no word to describe the hole in your heart when the child died.”
“On Sunday night we had a family dinner and then she went out with some friends for a few hours. When she got home she said good night to Kara and me and she went home. I sent a text message to my friend to confirm that I was going home and didn’t wake up on Monday morning, “he wrote.
“The only thing we know about her death is that it was peaceful, and the only lesson we can learn from it is with you with your loved ones. To enjoy the moment of being. I want a purpose. I want to believe in a brighter tomorrow. But we can only control our present. “
Kasten said her daughter was a “happy, healthy, well-tuned young woman” and was looking forward to starting her first year at the University of Vermont, where she plans to study environmental science.
She was passionate about music and activism. She played the trumpet in the Downers Grove North High School jazz band, brass band and pit orchestra.
After school shooting in Parkland, Florida in 2018, Gwen was urged to set up an empowerment club in high school. This club has become one of the largest clubs in the school. “We focus on everything from gun violence prevention to environmental protection, LGBTQ alliances, and black live organization. There are problems with enrolling students in voting,” Casten wrote.
According to Gwen’s Twitter career, she is also the co-founder of the Illinois branch of March for Hour Lives, a student-led movement born after the shooting of Parkland fighting to end gun violence. was.
Kasten’s memo was signed by himself, his wife, Kara, and their 14-year-old daughter, Audrey.
This article was originally HuffPost It has been updated.