Zaetz didn’t smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, or take illicit drugs during high school. At 17, she sang the national anthem at a Boston Red Sox-New York Yankees playoff game in Fenway Park. She appeared in a dozen off-Broadway theater productions, including Annie, Fame, Rent, Gypsy, and Phantom of the Opera. She enrolled in Northeastern University in Boston and began studying psychology and behavioral neuroscience, with plans for a medical career in head trauma analysis.
But appearances can be deceiving. Zaetz hadn’t dealt with her childhood trauma issues.