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Roanoke teen shares story of suicide attempt with the hope of helping others battling depression


Taylor Robertson was 15 years old when she attempted suicide. Her mother found her in their Roanoke home, where she had overdosed on acetaminophen.

"It was one of my darkest days," said Kimberly Robertson, Taylor's mother.

Her mother immediately rushed Taylor to the hospital, where she was treated and monitored by doctors, as they waited test results to see what damage the overdose caused her liver.

"I was depressed. I was struggling with school. My social life was going downhill," said Robertson.

Thankfully, now 19 years old, Taylor has recovered, going through therapy to get her life back on track.

"Because of my experience, I told my mom, when I get better I just want to help one person," said Taylor.

To do that, for the past two years Taylor has participated in Q99's Care for Kids Radiothon, to support the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. She has shared her story, with the hopes of helping others battling depression, also to thank the hospital and the Children's Miracle Network for all they do.

"If it weren't for the doctors, the nurses and the resources at the Hospital, it could have been a very different situation for our family," said Kimberly, Taylor's mother.

Erin Hildreth, Executive Director for Children's Miracle Network said it is stories like Robertson's that highlights the importance of the hospital and the money raised by the Care for Kid's Radiothon.

"It makes such a difference for so many of our local children, just like Robertson," said Hildreth.

The Q99 Care for Kids Radiothon begins this Friday, March 1, at 6 a.m.


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