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Episode 34 - Daisy and Melinda Coleman Part I

December 12, 2020

Catherine Daisy Coleman was born March 30, 1997 in Albany, Missouri to Melinda Moeller, a veterinarian, and Michael Coleman, a physician. Her family gravitated towards calling her by her middle name, Daisy, and rarely used her first name. She was a bright little girl, so it was only appropriate that the name Daisy stuck.

14-year-old Daisy was a varsity cheerleader and competitive dancer. She was a popular girl who loved to entertain and be a social butterfly. However, that all changed on the night of January 8, 2012.

If you or someone you know needs help, please reach out to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network – RAINN – at 1-800-656-HOPE or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or you can text HOME to 741741 to text with a volunteer from the Crisis Text Line. No one should suffer in silence. We are here to help. You may also reach out to us here at Blackbird for resources, information, as well as support.

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https://theintercept.com/2020/10/23/fort-hood-army-deaths/

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/missouri-teen-writes-raped-grandson-politician-target-maryville-community-article-1.1489769

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https://safebae.org/about-us/

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https://www.inkedmag.com/original-news/an-exclusive-interview-with-daisy-coleman

https://www.inkedmag.com/original-news/colorado-tattoo-artist-embarks-on-innovative-therapy-journey-following-one-of-the-most-publicized-sexual-assault-cases-in-american-history

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/200266748/saving-daisy

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/daisy-coleman-suicide-audrie-and-daisy-netflix-documentary-1040197/

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https://www.today.com/health/melinda-coleman-mother-daisy-coleman-dies-4-months-after-daughter-t202893

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