(Dallas Observer) Dozens of Plano residents shuffled toward the shade pavilion adjacent to a large playground at Prairie Meadow Park. It was starting to get chilly the evening of Sunday, April 16, four days before what would have been Sienna Vaughn’s 17th birthday. A woman walked on the neatly manicured grass with two small white dogs, and mourners passed out custom wristbands in virtually every color. The bracelets bore the symbol of a heart with angel wings, along with the words “#siennasstory” and “One Pill Can Kill.”
Sienna’s peers from Plano Senior High School cheer had organized the candlelight vigil, attended by many of her classmates. Some locked arms as they listened to the event’s speakers.
Sienna’s mother, Stephanie Vaughn, fondly remembers her daughter as a cheerleader with impeccable eyeliner skills and an emo flair, a young woman who was friends with everyone. Dad Ryan Vaughn bonded with Sienna over music, taking her to see Deftones, her favorite band, in concert.
Less than two months earlier, on Feb. 19, Sienna died after taking what she thought was a Percocet, a combination opioid prescription drug. She didn’t know it, but the illicit pill had been laced with a lethal amount of fentanyl.