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Sunday, October 18, 2015
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T hree months after 12-year-old Kennis Cady died by suicide, her parents have more questions than ever could be answered. ¶ Why did she do it? Was she bullied, for what, and when? What did the adults at East Rochester Junior/Senior High School do to help and what will they do now for other students, her three brothers among them? ¶ At the bottom of everything, though, perhaps the key to it all: What is kazumi? Or, why did she feel so all alone? ¶ Kennis was a quirky girl and proud of it. Somewhere along the way — her parents do not know how — she developed a passion for Japanese culture. ¶ When she got to choose the restaurant, it was sushi. When she had free time to read, it was likely manga, the J apanese comics. And when she made her own drawings, as she often did for hours at a time, giggling and chattering to her- 12-year-old girl’s suicide creates agonizing questions MAX SCHULTE/@MAXROCPHOTO/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Dan and Michaela Cady visit the grave of their daughter Kennis, who took her life this summer at the age of 12. They brought a sunflower and seashells to place at her headstone at White Haven Memorial Park in Pittsford. JUSTIN MURPHY @CITIZENMURPHY About this story After 12-year-old Kennis Cady died by suicide in July, her parents, Dan and Michaela Cady, spoke at length with reporter Justin Murphy and photojournalist Max Schulte in a series of interviews and shared personal mementos including photographs, letters and other records that helped d escribe what happened. The Cadys’ hope is that by sharing their daughter’s story, they can memorialize their daughter a nd prevent similar tragedies for families in East Rochester and elsewhere. The Democrat and Chronicle shares that desire to raise awareness about youth suicide and the devastating consequences. We hope parents find the story on tips helpful. If you have questions about the topic of teen suicide, please email reporter Justin Murphy at JMURPHY7@Gannett .com or content coach Denise Young at More coverage TIPS FOR PARENTS: What to watch for and where to turn for help. 21A WATCHDOG REPORT: School districts are required to report bullying, but dozens say they haven’t had any incidents at all. 2 1A SeeSUICIDE,Page20A WITHOUT WARNING To see a video of Dan and Michaela Cady talking about their daughter , Kennis, visit BREAKING NEWS 24/7AT DEMOCRATANDCHRONICLE.COM SUNDAY,OCTOBER18,2015 Copyright 2015 G annett Rochester N ewspapers iii AB C $3.00 NEWSSTAND For home delivery pricing see Page 2A. 43°/27° SHOWERS OF RAIN/ SNOW INDEX BUSINESS ..............1E CLASSIFIED . .........7E PUZZLES ...............9C DEATHS . ............26A D O IT ....................9D OPINION ...34A-35A LOCAL NEWS......3A LOTTERIES . ...........2A SPORTS..................1D STATE NEWS . .....25A T ELEVISION .........2C Expanded Weather, 12D Seven sections Bills’ QB depth exposed Roth: EJ Manuel not enough to make fans feel comfortable with Taylor injured. ROCSports ALBANY - When Gov. Andrew Cuo- m o’s administration first said it would ban large-scale hydraulic fracturing, it was hailed as a victory for vocal environmentalists and fracking opponents and a stunning defeat for the natural- g as industry. N ow, 10 months later, gas companies are still weighing whether to sue ahead of a fast-approaching deadline. And fracking critics aren’t taking any chances, even as some shift their focus t o other states and different sectors of t he energy industry. “New York’s ban has really been embraced by not only the advocacy community, but elected officials around the world — from the local, state and na- t ional level,” said Julia Walsh, an organ izer with New Yorkers Against Frack- ing and Frack Action. “If it’s not safe for New York, it’s not safe for ‘X’ country or ‘X’ state.” Cuomo’s administration first an- n ounced Dec. 17 that it would move to ban high-volume hydrofracking, the much-debated technique using water, sand and chemicals to help access natural gas in underground shale forma- Battle over NY fracking persists Deadline looms for challenging ban JON CAMPBELL @JONCAMPBELLGAN SeeFRACKING,Page23A NURSING HOME RESIDENTS FACE DANGER FROM ANTIBIOTIC MISUSE PAGE 1B Philly Sliced Steak or Philly Sliced Chicken Purchase will be Donated to the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester $ 1 OFF Not valid with any other discount or coupon. No substitutions. Expires 11/15/15 K i d s ’ M e a l #13 Breast Cancer Awareness Month 50 ¢ From Every INSIDE: COUPON SAVINGS UP TO $225 Relax, everybody. It’s just a few flur- r ies. The snow flakes come every year, and with them comes the inevitable g rumbling: “It’s too soon for there to be snow!” “ Winter’s early this year!” “It never snowed before Halloween when I was a kid!” I can grumble with the best of them, and as a longtime Rochesterian, I’m never happy to see the first signs of Relax, people. It’s j ust snow SEAN LAHMAN @SEANLAHMAN SeeSNOW,Page14A

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