I just learned that Sarah Grossman, a beautiful soul who just graduated from Ohio State, died after being sprayed with tear gas at aI just learned that Sarah Grossman, a beautiful soul who just graduated from Ohio State, died after being sprayed with tear gas at a protest for justice for George Floyd there in Columbus.
I was told that the tear gas caused respiratory failure, which cascaded into her being hospitalized - where she then passed away. Her sister just confirmed for us that she did not have asthma as had been reported.
Below is a message from her dear sister, @jessagrossman , from earlier this week.
I know that today is black out Tuesday and in honor of that, i want to talk about my best friend. As some of you know, on 5/30 we lost one of the most kindest, beautiful souls, my sister Sarah. If you had ever met Sarah, you know that she impacted every persons life that she touched. She never cared about what anyone thought of her, only caring about helping others. She had just graduated from OSU with a major in environmental sciences and Spanish. Her plans were to first finish classes in Argentina and then go to the border of Mexico to help the children there, followed by moving to Guatemala to have a sustainable farm. She has been my rock, my biggest inspiration and role model, and most importantly the best friend I have ever had. I promise to carry on her legacy and finish the things she was starting. I will always love you and no day will go by where I don’t think about you with love from your little sister. For those of you asking about donations, my family and I would love for you to donate to one of the organizations she was fighting for the most. These include the Rainforest Alliance (in bio) as well as the Columbus Freedom Fund ( columbusfreepress demonstrators) . Thank you all for the love and support. I will never stop fighting. #forsarah
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