Carrying on Jeremy's mission

Our hearts break following the news of the passing of Jeremy Richman. Jeremy was a loving father, husband, friend, and advocate to reduce violence in our communities. It’s hard to make sense of this, but his legacy and work must continue. I am starting a GoFundMe to raise money for The Avielle Foundation. The Avielle Foundation was created by Jeremy Richman and his wife Jennifer, loving parents who lost their daughter, Avielle Rose Richman, in the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012.

The Avielle Foundation is “passionate about preventing violence and building compassion through brain research, community engagement, and education. As the Foundation said, “Jeremy’s mission will be carried on by the many who love him, including many who share the heartache and trauma that he has suffered since December 14, 2012.” I urge all of you to join me in donating to The Avielle Foundation and sharing their important message.

Here’s a statement The Avielle Foundation  released earlier today:

“Our hearts are shattered, and our heads are struggling to comprehend. Jeremy was a champion father, husband, neuroscientist and, for the past seven years, a crusader on a mission to help uncover the neurological underpinnings of violence through the Avielle Foundation, which he and his wife, Jennifer Hensel, founded after the death of their daughter, Avielle, at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Jeremy was deeply devoted to supporting research into brain abnormalities that are linked to abnormal behavior and to promoting brain health. Tragically, his death speaks to how insidious and formidable a challenge brain health can be and how critical it is for all of us to seek help for ourselves, our loved ones and anyone who we suspect may be in need.

Jeremy’s mission will be carried on by the many who love him, including many who share the heartache and trauma that he has suffered since December 14, 2012. We are crushed to pieces, but this important work will continue, because, as Jeremy would say, we have to.

As we did six years ago and now must do again today, we ask both the media and the public to give the family the privacy anyone would deserve to begin to process this tragic development.”

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    • $25 
    • 8 mos
  • Scott Bembenek 
    • $100 
    • 9 mos
  • Dan Stratton 
    • $100 
    • 10 mos
  • Sarah Jaffe 
    • $365 
    • 10 mos
  • KENNETH WARNER 
    • $50 
    • 10 mos
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Ron Conway 
Organizer
Newtown, CT
The Avielle Foundation 
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