When Cherish “Chance” Houle died of suicide on March 31 in Bismarck, North Dakota, she left a gaping hole in her family’s heart. Houle had been bullied relentlessly at school according to the devastating obituary her family wrote to celebrate her life and address her death.
“Cherish was an uplifting person to be around, always concerned for the well-being of those around her,” the obituary starts. “She always had a smile on her face and loved nothing more than to make people laugh.”
“Cherish experienced intense pain most people her age will never know. Throughout the last 6 months of her life, she experienced continual transition and intense bullying at school.”
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