By Tony Spears, Ottawa Sun
After all that life you lead
And despite that you’d persisted
The world’s already forgotten you
And the fact that you existed
Nadia Kajouji was just 18 when, in the thrall of depression and a sadistic nurse, she chose death over life.
The first-year Carleton University student drowned herself in the Rideau River on March 9, 2008, leaving behind a trail of MSN messages with William Melchert-Dinkel, who, posing as a girl her own age, urged Kajouji to take her own life.
Two Ottawa women want to turn Kajouji into a symbol of hope in a play they co-wrote called “White Noise” that will run during the Ottawa Fringe Festival next week.
Christina Bryson and Margaret Evraire put the show together in their final year at the University of Windsor.
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