Vigil organized for a tragic Scottish teenager who committed suicide as his father pays homage to the “best boyfriend”
A vigil was held for a tragic Scottish teenager who committed suicide as friends gathered to raise thousands of pounds in her memory.
Tegan Johnston, 18, of Glasgow, died suddenly on March 10, with friends paying tribute to her “big smile and infectious laugh”.
Friends and relatives have gathered to remember the teenager – who turned 18 last month – by dropping balloons and lanterns on the Riddrie golf course on Sunday evening.
And the tragedy sparked a crowdfunding campaign that raised over £ 4,000 in just a few days.
Telling friends that Tegan had committed suicide last week, his father Darren Johnston wrote on Facebook that he was “heartbroken, sad and utterly lost”, saying he “could not have dreamed of d ‘a better child’.
He said: “I love you so much Tegan and I will miss you forever, you were more than my daughter, you were my best boyfriend. You were my little one I will always love you princess.
A friend wrote: “You told me secrets, I told you you were the cutest young woman I have ever seen. You will always have a place in my heart and you will be my angel forever. “
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Another friend shared pictures of lanterns in the sky during Tegan’s vigil, saying, “The best result for the most beautiful girl.
“If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.”
A Go Fund Me page created by Tegan’s friend Chloe Sims described her as a “dear friend, daughter, sister, cousin and grandchild.”
He said, “Anyone who knows Tegan knows how bright the room lit up once she walked in, her big smile and infectious laughter would make anyone’s day.”
“Tegan was so loved by my many and will be sadly missed by many others.”
He added: “Everyone knows that suicide is not talked about as much as it should, unfortunately it takes its toll on many.
“Rest in peace Tegan, it’s not goodbye, just a good night honey, see you soon.” Forever 18.
Over £ 4,200 has been raised so far, which will be used to support Tegan’s family and give her ‘the best shipment she deserves’.
You can donate to fundraising here.
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