Palmerston Burk, shown here with his mother, Kathleen Gilligan, was just 14 when he killed himself on Oct. 4, 2012. Had he lived, Gilligan said, her son would have been a graduate last month at Vashon Island High School in Washington state.
Palmerston Burk, shown here with his mother, Kathleen Gilligan, was just 14 when he killed himself on Oct. 4, 2012. Had he lived, Gilligan said, her son would have been a graduate last month at Vashon Island High School in Washington state. Courtesy of Kathleen Gilligan
Palmerston Burk, shown here with his mother, Kathleen Gilligan, was just 14 when he killed himself on Oct. 4, 2012. Had he lived, Gilligan said, her son would have been a graduate last month at Vashon Island High School in Washington state. Courtesy of Kathleen Gilligan

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