Loved ones of a woman who committed suicide days after giving birth to twins are raising money in a bid to help her family. Family and friends of Ariana Sutton, 36, from Norton, are also trying to raise awareness of postpartum depression following her death on May 31,2023. According to a GoFundMe page, Sutton’s “greatest joy” was her family, and she was eagerly awaiting the arrival of her twins. However, the premature twins’ early entrance brought “immense strain that was too much to bear,” her obituary reads.
Sutton was the wife of Easton police officer Tyler Sutton and mother to 4-year-old Melody Ki and newborn twins Everly Irene and Rowan Stephen, her obituary reads. She was a graduate of Oliver Ames High School and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in dance education. She co-owned Starline Academy for the Performing Arts in Stoughton with her sister, and she belonged to the Greater Brockton Dance Teachers Association.
Her untimely death was a shock to those who knew her, and those who mourn her loss are raising funds in a bid to help the Sutton family during this difficult time. A GoFundMe campaign, which has already raised more than $283,000 as of this writing, is aimed at helping with childcare and other long-term financial needs for the Sutton family.
The page says that “the sudden loss of Ariana has left her husband and young children in a state of complete disbelief and turmoil.” It adds that it was Sutton’s desire to spend the remainder of her life with her children and to make sure they were taken care of. The crowdfunding page also asks for privacy so the grieving family can heal without interference.
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Sutton’s family has been devastated by her sudden death just nine days after giving birth to twins amid a brutal battle with mental health issues. The twins, named Everly Irene and Rowan Stephen, were born premature, and their early entrance “brought unforeseen challenges,” her obituary reads. Less than two weeks after their arrival, Sutton took her own life at home due to an ‘immense’ strain on her mental health. She leaves behind her husband, daughter, parents and sister, as well as a close circle of friends. The entire Massachusetts community and the dance community are in mourning for her. Sutton was a beloved dancer and instructor, who loved her children and students. Her memory will live on.