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Cheslie Kryst’s Mom Posts Tribute on Her 1st Death Anniversary

One year after she died, Cheslie’s mom and friends from the pageant community remembered her.

It’s been a year since the pageant community was stunned by the death of Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst. Cheslie competed in the Miss Universe competition in Atlanta, Georgia before committing suicide.

Cheslie’s mom April Simpkins posted a tribute on Monday, January 30, saying as painful as it was, she will always have her daughter in her heart.

“A year ago the day started off like any other. I had no idea that would be your first day in Heaven,” she wrote.

“I’ve missed you everyday baby girl. Every day. Thank you for being with me in some of my loneliest moments; for bringing so many amazing and wonderful people into my life. Thank you for living a life so full of good deeds that not even death can slow down the trajectory of your works. Your legacy will continue. There are many of us who will see to that.”

April said that while she knows her daughter is happy where she is now, she knows they will be together again one day.

“I miss you with all my heart. Until we can be together again please know that mom loves you to the moon and back. Always have, always will.”

Cheslie Kryst
Source: aprils_hr

Missing Cheslie every day

Several of Cheslie’s colleagues in the pageant industry also posted comments on April’s Instagram. Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray wrote: “Sending prayers and a lot of love your way.”

In a separate Instagram story, Catriona remembered her dear roommate saying: “Whispering prayers to you and your family tonight, Ches. You’re sorely missed.”

Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo commented: “My heart is with you. You have already made such a huge impact in honor of Cheslie. Thinking of you and your family today and sending you so much love.”

Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi also remembered her good friend in a separate Instagram post.

“I can’t believe today marks a year since we lost you. Just like you wanted, we will always take a moment to remind people to seek help and take care of their mental health always. Hope you’re resting easy Queen. We love you forever and always my friend.”

On January 14, April made an appearance at the Miss Universe competition in New Orleans, where she announced a tie-up with the NAMI or the National Alliance for Mental Health Awareness for the Cheslie C. Kryst Memorial Fund for Mental Health.

If you need help, there are several organizations you can reach out to. Get in touch with Mind Nation or seek help via Mental Health Matters PH through their Instagram or through Mental Health PH via their hotline at 0917-899-8727 or 02-7-989-8727.

Check out more stories on Mental Health issues:

Why We’re Proud That Sunshine Dizon Opened Up About Her Mental Health Issues

How Jerika Ejercito Overcame Depression

Mental Health Begins Within the Family

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