Remembering the six
THE PAIN IS still very real for the families and friends of the six women who died in the Campus Trendz fire four years ago.
However, they said the effort to have scholarships and apprenticeships established in the names of their loved ones was a welcome idea.
They were speaking yesterday to the DAILY NATION in Heroes Square, The City, where a minute’s silence was held at noon to observe the tragedy’s fourth anniversary.
Cicely Harding, grandmother of Tiffany Harding, said she “was between two minds” as she left to attend the ceremony.
“I was in New York and [came] in Monday and to face this, it really had me feel down, but this is what brings me here,” she said.
Harding said she raised Tiffany from a toddler and “cannot forget her because I had her from six months and she became like my daughter. When I look at the pictures I say, ‘Tiffany girl, I still love you’.”
Tiffany’s cousin Tracia Chase, who identified her body four years ago, was moved to tears.
“It is really hard,” Chase said. “People think that it gets easier but really and truly it doesn’t. I just feel like it happened yesterday. Nothing has changed, not a second, minute, hour passes and we do not remember Tiffany.”