Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Documentin­g the impact


One of Casey’s childhood friends, Miranda Caryll, had been sharing Casey’s obituary and a Pittsburgh PostGazett­e story with people on Facebook, asking for them to send photograph­s and messages documentin­g where Casey’s story had reached.

“I was very hesitant at first. I know that addiction is a very touchy subject, and it can cause arguments,” said Ms. Caryll, 20, of Castle Shannon. “There was just something in my head telling me [to do it], and I know it was probably just Casey saying, ‘Send a message. Send it.’ ”

She thought she might get one or two photograph­s. Instead, she woke up repeatedly to dozens of messages.

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