Mourning a sister

By |2006-05-18T09:00:00-04:00May 18th, 2006|Opinions|

Dear BTL,
Re: “Transsexual woman, former Warren resident, murdered in Illinois” in the May 4, 2006 issue of BTL. The reason Krystal was not known in Michigan was that she only lived there for about three months. Why they had been calling her a Michigan resident is beyond me. She lived in the Chicagoland area pretty much her whole life. I would know, she was my sister. Her being transgendered had absolutely nothing to do with her being murdered, but yet the media feels the need to publish her personal business in ways that make her sound like she was a freak. She would have hated that more than anything else. She wasn’t a freak, she was a loving/caring/wonderful sister, daughter, aunt and friend. She had people who loved her and cared about her… people who are suffering now in ways that are incomprehensible. We do not even begin to know how to pick up the pieces and go on with our lives and I am not sure we ever will. I loved my sister so much, and will spend the rest of my life missing her, and trying to keep her wonderful memory alive.

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