From the outside, she had it all

At 38 years old, Kiersten Cerveny was a successful and well-respected dermatologist in New York. Married to her husband for six years and a mother of three beautiful children, she and her family lived in a lavish million-dollar home on Long Island. Despite a life that appeared almost perfect from the outside, Cerveny was hiding a dark secret from those around her. On the night of her death, she told her husband she was going out to meet a friend, but as the evening wore on, she ended up at her drug dealer’s apartment with a complete stranger. No one in her social circle saw this behavior coming; Kiersten seemed content with her life and her marriage, frequently posting pictures on Facebook that displayed her and her family during happy moments. All those smiles made the shock of her internal struggles that much more devastating.

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