On May 5th, 2018 Tycho Spelis Chiusano decided to end his life. He was 16 years old. He quietly suffered from depression for years and didn't know how to ask for help.  

An amazing and beautiful soul, Tycho was extremely intelligent, athletic, loyal, and a sensitive friend. He was full of life, constantly smiling, and had a knack for making others laugh. Tycho loved his family and friends. This is how we will forever remember him!

NEVER FORGET: Always be kind and have compassion for others. Never spread rumors and learn to communicate with each other. 

Tycho's last wish was 
"give all of my money to a depression and bipolar organization", that's exactly where it's going!

Please join us in our fight to raise awareness of the signs of depression! We need to honor our friends because we never know what's hiding behind someone's smile. 

100% of your donations will join Tycho's and go to a depression and bipolar organization.

My name is Catherine Spelis Francini, I am Tycho's aunt and godmother. Tycho was the light of my life. I'm managing this campaign to support Tycho’s final wish. My family and I are currently researching depression and bipolar organizations to decide which we will be donating 100% of the fund. If you have any suggestions I would love for you to send me a private message. We will make updates as we come closer to making a decision. We also went live on Tycho’s webpage, however it’s still under construction. THANK YOU to all that have helped in your support, your stories, and your prayers. WE WILL NOT SIT BY AND LET THIS TRAGEDY BE FOR NOTHING! We are gaining strength every day and together we will make a difference! Much love to you all from the Spelis family. #FlyHighTYCHO  ;

  • Anonymous 
    • $38 
    • 16 mos
  • Des Taggart 
    • $50 
    • 18 mos
  • Nichole Espinoza  
    • $143 
    • 32 mos
  • John Donovan 
    • $50 
    • 37 mos
  • Jenny Doyle 
    • $50 
    • 40 mos
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Catherine Spelis Francini 
Orangevale, CA
David Bain 
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more