Parents of Kayla Mueller talk about their daughter at NAU ceremony

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP/KSAZ) -- The parents of slain hostage Kayla Mueller say they once asked their daughter to stop doing humanitarian work in Syria but she insisted the struggle of refugees was her struggle too.
 
Carl and Marsha Mueller say Kayla was the most fulfilled when she was helping to ease suffering in the world.
 
The Arizona Daily Sun reports the Muellers made their remarks Friday night during an event honoring their daughter at her alma mater, Northern Arizona University, when she was inducted into the school's hall of fame.
 
The Prescott couple says since her death, they have had moments of gratitude hearing from people all over the world who Mueller befriended.
 
Mueller, whose death was confirmed in February by U.S. officials, was taken hostage by the Islamic State group in August 2013 after leaving a hospital in Aleppo, Syria.

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