A voice gone but not forgotten

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by LORI MATSUKAWA / KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on June 2, 2011 at 10:28 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 2 at 10:28 PM

SEATTLE -- An emotional night for the family and friends of the late Carly Henley.  

 
She was an aspiring singer and songwriter and a student at the University of Washington who committed suicide last fall.
 
A CD of her music was released to the public, a celebration for those who loved her. But for her father, a moment most "bittersweet."
 
"You listen to her music and your heart just breaks once again.  Our Carly she's not here to see this," said Carly's father, David Henley.
 
But, the 20-year-old left behind several of her songs and videos.
 
Her friends and family raised $36,000 on the website Kickstarter and headed to a recording studio, so Carly's work could be saved.
 
"It's one way our angel Carly can live on through her music and her lyrics," said a friend.
 
Proceeds from the CD, book and shirt sales will benefit the Rain City Rock Camp for Girls.  The organization helps girls between the ages of 8-16 learn leadership and self-esteem through playing rock music.  It supports girls like Mackenzie Garceau.
 
"I would never be here tonight and I would never have the guts to go on stage if it wasn't for this camp that helped me so much," said Garceau.
 
Carly's dad, David, says the public support has been overwhelming.
 
To learn more about the Rain City Rock Camp for Girls click here.

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