August 3, 1996- May 11,2012
My name is Michael.. Or on here I'm known as Chimmey Station.. I have meant many caring friends on here... And I have little caring friend in real life... But one stood out.. Her name was Crystal Kelsey.. She was a 16 year old female... At first I thought she was a happy little girl. But as our friendship grew. My sleep began to dwindle, I Told her what I tell every girl I talk to that make it obvious that they have something on there mind.
I said the following four words to her after school when I saw her crying at her locker. I said "You can call me." She did... Everytime she had a problem at home, at school, anywhere... She called me. And she did, almost every night of the week.. This continued for five years.. I stood by her for 5 years. Being like a big brother she never had...
Crystal was an only child, she grew up lonely.. Her mom always working out of town. And her dad was always working at the court(Now as a doctor.) We spent alot of time hanging out... I did what I was able to make her smiles.
As she started highschool, the teasing became worse.. Being humiliated in the changing room before and after gym because of her body... Crystal was a shemale, meaning she had breast and a penis, besides her family. I was the only one who knew before people at school found out... Then after that day. I would find her crying on the bleachers alone during lunch time
The thought of dropping out of school was on her mind all the time now... But she knew that if she did that she wouldn't be able to do what she wanted to do for a career. Which was being Avalanche rescuer. So even though teasing and bullying happend at school. She stayed.
During the last week or so of April,2012. Her mother and father divorced... Causing her depression to hit her hard. She had no one to turn to except for me... She called me one early morning crying and she asked me if she could come move in. I said yes without hesitation. Her father was ok with it, so he helped move her stuff over to my house. Him being ok with it kinda bugged me. But during this he got a new career as a doctor in Canada Captial(Ottawa.) so he was moving anyway. And he found a new "sweetheart" who didn't like kids.
After a couple days, Crystal was settled into my room. We were buidling a room onto the house anyway. Which was gonna be my moms office. But we were gonna make it Crystals room.
Crystal got sick, and she wasn't able to work or even leave my futon.. So she watched movies and talked on Furnation(Thanks to me.) And when I didn't work we both cuddled up and watched movies. No I didn't like Crystal in the "Girlfriend" kinda way. Sure she was attractive. But she wasn't my type. And at that point I was already interested in another girl that I've meant.
The day she went missing. She worked and her shift ended at 7:00pm and she was supposed to come right home, because we were going out for dinner for my sisters birthday. But she never showed up... So I told my mom and uncle and sister to leave without me and I'd stay home until she got home.. She never came, so I called work(We both worked at a Bar and grill, she was a waitress.)
And they said that she left already. I waited an hour then called the police and said that she never made it home and they had an officer come over and gather some information, I called back a couple days ago and they had nothing. So I filed a missing person report.
A couple weeks passed and still nothing.. I found out the day she went missing a couple of the girls a work heard her telling her friend that she was a shemale. Then other co-workers found out and one of our managers found out. And asked her in front of the restaurant(Manager was fired and written up with sexual harassment.)
More time passed and we heard nothing about her. On May 12,2012 I was working, and I had a Hostess come back and say there was a Police officer here and he wanted to speak to me. It was the same police officer who came to my house and gathered the information. He took me outside and told me that they found her body down by the bay, and that there was evidence of her taking her own life.
I talked to him for a couple more minutes and said thank you for letting me kno. And I headed back inside in tears. With my co-workers and most of the customers looking at me.. And I went back to work, trying to finish the night after what I found out. The police officer gave me a time and address to go on May 12,2012 to autopsy(Where they find out how the person died.
So I thought I would like to share a little of what Crystal had to go through. I belive she came out about in a status conversation about Genders on FN. She didn't tell alot of people because her trust issues were so screwed up.
Crystal had no previous attempt on suicide. Before she went missing she sent a message to Oki Asumi(A member of FN, and a close friend of mine and Crystal's)
Rest in Peace,
August 3,1996-May 11,2012
Died at the age of 16.