The above letter was written by American aid worker Kayla Jean Mueller. She had been held prisoner by the Islamic State in Syria since 2013 and was declared dead this week after her parents received notification from the terrorist group claiming she had been killed. In 2014, Mueller was the target of a rescue attempt by U.S. Special Forces which unfortunately failed. It is believed Kayla was killed as the result of a coalition airstrike.
The letter is to her friends and family and was written during her nearly two year hostage ordeal and was released to the public by her family. Below is the original.