BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - The comments turning up on Facebook are compounding the grief for a heartbroken family. The family of Angela Keim is speaking out.
Losing the baby of their family is difficult enough for Angela's relatives. But seeing the disrespectful things some people are writing about her on Facebook is adding to their grief.
Tim Kuntz, Angela's uncle, said, "We would like for people to realize, if you were going through this, you know you wouldn't like people to do this to you or your family. We want her to be remembered as the Angela we know, not the nasty things people are saying."
The Angela they know was a bright and beautiful child, a free spirit, a smiling face, a girl who loved her friends and family.
"She's got a lot of good friends out there, that are saying such kind things about her. And that helps me so much, to know that I raised, with her mother... We raised a girl that... People wouldn't say them nice things about people if... they're not made-up things," said her father, George Kuntz.
George says Angela was a classic "daddy's girl." They were always spending time together, and he was looking forward to seeing her finish school, teaching her how to drive, and her flourishing in adulthood.
"I used to look at them [sic] things on the side of the road, on Route 20, where kids got killed, and I used to think, "That's so terrible for [those] people." Now, I am one of [those] people, said George.
Angela could sometimes be rebellious, but her father and other family members had been working with her and feel she was turning a corner. Angela was improving and had been talking about life after high school.
Melissa Besecker, Angela's sister, recalled, "Her goal was to be an anesthesiologist. We were talking, she said first she wanted to go to massage school, she was going to put herself through massage school. And then she wanted to go be an anesthesiologist. And this was just about a week ago."
Sadly, her family will never know what heights Angela could have reached. But still, they'll remember the sweet girl who had a lot of potential - potential Angela was just beginning to see for herself.
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