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The grief and mourning continue for the 17 students and staff killed on the afternoon of Feb. 14 during a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. But something else is happening among the anguish of the interrupted lives of the victims and survivors. Out of the agony, activism has emerged and students from across South Florida are speaking out together asking for stricter gun controls. Here's a list of grief counseling resources available for the community.

Friends And Family Say Their Final Goodbyes To Helena Ramsay, Young Scholar Who Loved To Rescue Cats

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Helena Ramsay was described as a voracious reader and avid crafter.

More than 500 people, classmates and community members filed into Church by the Glades in Coral Springs on Friday to pay their final respects to Helena Ramsay, a young scholar who loved to rescue cats.

Ramsay was one of 17 victims killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. She had just turned 17 years old in January. 

She was described as a voracious reader and she loved crafting.

At her celebration service at Church by the Glades, her big brother Ellis Ramsay eulogized her.

He said his little sister had a soft spot for sweets-- she would leave the evidence --empty wrappers under her bed.He also described his sister as quiet and thoughtful. She was passionate about the environment and human rights.

At the end of his eulogy, as Ellis Ramsay was walking away from the podium, he said his sister was a hero.

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A memorial for Helena Ramsay and the other 16 victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is seen at the school. Mourners have left numerous flowers and mementos.