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Woman fulfills late sister's dream, finishes book her sister started

Posted at 5:29 PM, Oct 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-07 17:58:25-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.-- Miranda Khan, gets emotional about her sister Meredith, who died by suicide three years ago. "I don't want anybody to go through what I went through, I just don't."

Miranda says it was devastating.

"It's the second leading cause of death for our military service members. It's the second leading cause of death for our young people and we still don't want to talk about it. And I get it because I couldn't say it," she said.

Miranda says Meredith wanted to write books for children. "I discovered a lot of notes going through her apartment. She talked about this children's book."

Meredith even had the title: "The Blossoms Of Floraland."

Miranda, a former anchor at WPTV, finished writing the book about friendships that Meredith started.

For Miranda, it's about raising awareness about suicide. "I think it's important that we talk about it. It's a huge epidemic and if we are just silent about it we will never tackle the problem."

There's help for those grieving a loss through various events and at the same time help for those who are thinking about taking their lives.

Alan Mednick, with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Southeast Florida said: "There's a lot of hope. Suicide is preventable we all know that. It's something that we have to talk about to help more people."

You can buy "The Blossoms of Floraland" through Amazon. Part of the proceeds will go to the "American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Southeast Florida.

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