Chelsea King Family Photos

At Chelsea's memorial, her family gave us a glimpse into their lives.

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Chelsea’s younger brother, Tyler King, said he’s been asked a question a lot. “That is, ‘are you okay?’ I want to say I’m okay, but I’m not okay because the best thing in my life has been taken away from me, it was Chelsea. But her spirit is so large that it defeats death and so she’s still right here with all of us,” he said.
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Chelsea was a straight-A student who ran on the cross-country team.
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She played French horn in the San Diego Youth Symphony and was active in her school's peer counseling program.
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Chelsea was a tireless volunteer in school and community activities, whether working at a prom for special education students or packaging food for needy families in Africa.
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She had applied to 11 colleges and aspired to a career that would combine her interests in writing and the environment.
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Although her aspirations were cut short, her parents say her light still shines strong.
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“Chelsea loves words. The right word at the right time is so important to her. She chose a word for me to share with you today that personifies who Chelsea is. It’s a simple but complex word and a very challenging word, much like her,” Brent King said.
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The word is give.
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“I am asking each of you to think about Chelsea’s word. I’m asking each of you to give. Give your time, even if it’s one hour a month," he said.
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"Give your voice, even if it’s one email or vote or signature on a petition."
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"Give your energy to help Chelsea’s light shine brightly," he said.
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"He finished up with four simple words for his daughter. "I love you angel,” he said.
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