Suzy Gonzales was a bubbly nineteen-year-old with an infectious smile and a wonderful and quirky sense of humor. She was the kind of person who would go out of her way to help others. She was bright and intelligent, and always brought a smile to her many friends. She loved to set her own style and was not afraid to march to her own beat. She was known as the girl wearing glasses with no lenses and hand-painted colorful shoes, and riding a red scooter carrying the stuffed two-headed cat she made herself. She loved polka-dot dresses and ska music, and she was a joy and bright light to be around.
Suzy was a national Hispanic scholar finalist and earned a four-year, full-ride scholarship to Florida State University. She easily made friends wherever she went and always applied herself fully to whatever she was doing.
While away at college Suzy became depressed. Instead of turning to family or professionals for help, she turned to online suicide groups which helped her end her life.
Suzy's family has established a Website to honor their daughter's memory.
You can read an article about Suzy and her story.