Birthday Fundraiser for Suicide Prevention

Over a year and a half ago, after I moved into my first (and only) college dorm, I settled into the building common room for the first official floor meeting. Though I was surrounded by strangers and weary faces alike, I heard the pounding of my heart as it threatened to beat out of my chest. That was until I met the eyes of someone whose smile and laugh had the power to make anyone feel safe and seen.

Through our study groups, surprise meal dates, and jam sessions, I got to experience firsthand Cesar's charisma, generosity and boundless kindness. Without knowing, he helped me restore my faith in myself, rekindle my love for music, and provided all of us with his support and friendship. 

However, about a year ago on December 4th, 2019, Cesar took his own life just a few rooms down from me.

As I sit here with a heavy heart, I can't help but just feel blessed to have known Cesar Caballero. Though the circumstances are unfortunate and heartbreaking, I choose to remember him for his light, love and selflessness.

That's why, for my birthday in December, instead of expensive gifts, I want to encourage you to donate to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to honor Cesar and his legacy of kindness. If you donate any amount or even just share this link with your friends and family on social media, I genuinely thank you for your compassion and support for those that need it. 

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is an organization dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. Click here  for more information about AFSP.

If you or someone you know are having suicidal thoughts, please reach out and call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-662-4357. 

You are not alone.

Donations

  • Anonymous Donation 
    • $7 
    • 23 d
  • Kate Girvin  
    • $20 
    • 1 mo
  • David Gutierrez 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Karina Caballero 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Mia Arevalo 
    • $15 
    • 1 mo
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Organizer

Savi Garcia 
Organizer
Edinburg, TX
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
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