Celebrating the life of Emily Goss

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It’s a heartbreaking loss for the community. On July 12th, 17-year-old Emily Goss died in a car crash. Today, her classmates, friends, and family came together to celebrate her life.

A young life gone too soon brought the Hancock County community together on Friday night. Emily Goss was just 17-years-old when she died. Emily’s mother, Christy Goss, said, “She was loving and caring and wanted to help everyone. Sometimes she would forget to help herself and she would just help them and laugh and be silly. Always a smile on her face. She was never without a smile. If something didn’t make her happy, she would just move on to the next thing. She was always happy.”

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Hundreds of people came out to show their support to Emily and her family. Those closest to the teen said she would have loved to see this event that was held in her honor.  Emily’s friend, Hannah Davis, “She would be so happy. She loved attention to Emily.”

There were a lot of people smiling and remembering the good times with the girl who friends described as “The life of the party.”

Christy attributes their religion for their strength during this tough time. “If we did not have the prayers and the love and support, we would not be standing here right now. For her to touch so many at a young age, my father-in-law said that’s why she was so busy, she knew she had to get a lot done in a short amount of time.”

The family is starting a scholarship fund in Emily’s honor. All the money raised at this event will go towards that. The family is hoping to continue to spread Emily’s positivity and help her leave a last legacy. “Things happen in our lives and we just have to trust God that that is his will and that is what he wanted to do. No matter what you can do, you can always pray and ask God for forgiveness.”

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Kristen comes to News 25 from the chilly Midwest. She spent the last year and a half as an anchor and reporter in northern Michigan, but calls Columbus, Ohio her home. Kristen Graduated from Kent State University in 2017. During her time at Kent she worked at TV2 the student run news station and had the opportunity to travel the country covering the most recent presidential election. During her free time Kristen loves volunteering at local animal shelters and hanging out with her husband Avery. If you see Kristen out and about don’t be afraid to say “hello!” She loves to chat with new people and has never met a stranger.