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A family’s message of hope after teen’s suicide

As New York’s suicide rate skyrockets, a Victor family, in their darkest days, has found the strength to share their story in hopes that it will help other teens and families.

“For parents out there, even if you think ‘no, never my kid,’ because that’s exactly what we thought, right up to that moment I pulled into the driveway and realized he was gone… don’t assume,” says Jeremy Marshall.

Marshall’s son Chase, a 14-year-old freshman at Victor High School, took his own life on Wednesday.

Chase was an honors student, hockey player and known to bring happiness to those around him. His family, friends, teachers and neighbors have been struggling to understand and cope with his sudden loss but they’re hoping, at a time when suicide has become the second leading cause of death in teenagers, to help others.

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