On Tuesday, Texas teen Brandy Vela tragically took her own life in front of her family, after being relentlessly cyberbullied for over a year.
That day, her sister, Jackie, received an alarming text from Brandy, which read:
"I love you so much, please remember that, and I'm sorry for everything."
The 22-year-old knew something was wrong, so she called her parents and grandparents. They all immediately returned to their home in Texas City, where they found the 18-year-old in her room with a gun.
She recalled the scary situation to Click 2 Houston, saying:
"I heard someone crying so I ran upstairs and I looked in her room and she's against the wall and she has a gun pointed at her chest and she's just crying and crying and I'm like, 'Brandy please don't, Brandy no.'"
While the family pleaded, Jackie couldn't bear to watch her little sister commit suicide, explaining: