This past weekend our dear friend Linda Ausburn lost her son Russell. Russell battled courageously for years with mental health and addiction and although he had been trying to get help daily there just was no where for him to go and he, unfortunately,took his on life.. This does not define the man he was though. Russell lived for helping others and making people smile. He enjoyed all animals and his favorite was taking things apart and figuring out how to put it back together better than it was before.
Unfortunately Russell left his mother Linda and dear girlfriend Lisa with the burden of paying for his cremation and bringing him home to them. There was no life insurance and they are desperately struggling to find the means to pay for all of this on a fixed income. Linda works full time and she helps take care of her aging mother.
If you know Linda like I do, she would literally give you the shirt off her back to make sure you were warm over herself. Please, let's try to help them bring Russell home to them.