Illinois Rep. Sean Casten Talks About His Loss as Parents On Social Media

Illinois Rep. Sean Casten

The death of a child is every parent’s nightmare. For Illinois Representative Sean Casten, that nightmare became a reality when his 17-year-old daughter, Gwen, died in recently. In a fresh interview, Casten spoke about the tragic event and how it has affected his family. “It’s been really hard,” he said. “I think about her every day.” Casten described his daughter as a “kind and beautiful soul” who was always quick to help others.

He said that she was the light of his life and that her death has left a void in his heart. While Casten acknowledged that there is no easy way to cope with such a loss, he said that he takes comfort in knowing that Gwen is now at peace.

Illinois Rep. Sean Casten on Social Media

According to family posts on social media platform they have shared some memories of hard time they facing as they describe:-

“We had supper as a family on Sunday night, and then she went out with some friends for a few hours.

She said goodbye to Kara and me when she arrived home, contacted a buddy to make sure she got home safely, and didn’t wake up on Monday morning “The first portion of the statement reads: “The only thing we know about her death is that it took place in a gentle manner. The only thing we can learn from this is to cherish the time we have with our loved ones.”

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“We desire a sense of direction. We want to believe in a more promising future. However, the only thing we have control over is the present.”

“There are no words to explain the emptiness in your heart when a kid dies,” the family said in the letter.

Illinois Rep. Sean Casten

They described her as a “happy, healthy, well-adjusted young woman” who was looking forward to starting her first year of college and pursuing an environmental science degree.

Her mother’s relatives stated she was involved in reforming gun laws, protecting the environment, promoting Black Lives Matter, and registering kids to vote.

“We desire a sense of direction. We want to believe in a more promising future. However, the only thing we have control over is the present.”

They mimicked Gwen’s childhood sentiments in her father’s election video earlier this month. In the video, she expressed her joy at turning 18 and being able to support her father’s bid for re-election to Congress for a second term.

“To everyone who is wondering what they can do, we just ask that you live your life as Gwen did hers. Enjoy the moment “In a statement released on Wednesday, her family members said. “Make every effort to make tomorrow a better, more tolerant, more giving, and more loving place. You know that tomorrow will arrive, not because you know that yours will, but because you know that someone else’s will. Love is the best way to lead.

Casten has been people’s representative from the year 2018. He is a scientist by profession, and one of the first Democrats elected to the 6th district in more than 50 years.

Casten 50 and Kara, his wife Kara have another daughter whose name is Audrey age 15.