Kathleen Edward (Little Girl Who Was Taunted On Facebook While Dying) Has Died

    January 12, 2012
    Chris Crum

A little girl named Kathleen Edward from MIchigan has passed away after losing a battle with Huntington’s Disease. This little girl made headlines in 2010, in one of the most sickening cyberbullying stories we’ve seen to date.

This reportedly included things like a picture of Kathleen placed on a set of crossbones and a picture of her grandmother in the Grim Reaper’s arms. The grandmother’s neighbor Jennifer Petkov had been responsible for posting these things on Facebook.

FOX 2 in Detroit reports:

Petkov admitted to FOX 2’s Ron Savage that she posted the photos…

Petkov’s cyberbullying drew scrutiny and well-wishes for Kathleen poured in from around the world. Thousands attended a rally in October 2010 to help raise money for the Edward family. Volunteers even treated her to a shopping spree at a local toy store.

The station ran this report about in 2010:

Woman Who Taunted Dying Girl Now Offers Apology: MyFoxDETROIT.com

As a father, I find the whole thing incredibly repulsive, but then again, I also find it repulsive as a human being.

The Huntington’s Disease Society of American Michigan Chapter is accepting donations, as is the Michigan Memorial Funeral Home. Donations can be made in Robert Edwards’ (Kathleen’s father’s) name.