As candles light the night sky, a family hopes the light will help see them through darkness.

Wednesday, a candlelight vigil was held for a Niagara Falls teenager who died from a drug overdose.

“Somebody loved that girl, she was somebody's sister, niece, best friend,” Tiffany Woods, the sister of 19-year-old Tasheta Woods, who recently died from a heroin overdose.

The vigil was held for the teenager outside the Niagara Falls family’s home. Family, friends, community members, and the Peacemakers attended, to remember the teen.

Last Week Tasheta Woods went out to celebrate with friends, before she was scheduled to leave for the Job Corp, and that's when the family believes she used heroin.

The family is now speaking out, as the heroin epidemic continues to grow, hoping to help others struggling with addcition.


During a prayer, the family prayed for young people to help a friend or a family member battling addiction that they might know, who’re going down a similar road.


Tasheta loved to do hair, and help people.

A memorial for Tasheta Woods will take place Friday at noon at the Bethany Baptist Church in Niagara Falls.