Missy Gousha, a Mount Washington resident and business owner, said her son, Michael, was a jokester.
“He was very fun loving,” she said.
Donna Neblett, another Mount Washington resident, said her daughter, Rachael, wanted to be a brain surgeon so she could uncover the cause of Alzheimer’s, a disease that affected her grandfather.
Donna and Missy, while not related, are a part of the same story. They are parents who have lost children to death by suicide.
It’s a story that’s surprising, but not uncommon.