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FlyHighTYCHO

$22,708 of $20,575 goal

Raised by 317 people in 14 months
Created May 9, 2018

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"

...so, 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.


NOTE: 
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 www.FlyHighTYCHO.com, 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  ;

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With the latest flux in celebrity suicides Fox 40 put together a news segment last Friday and asked our family to share our story. I'm so proud of my mom for staying so strong and so clearly sharing our message. We will forever honor Tycho and do our part to make sure no family ever has to endure this pain.
#FlyHighTYCHO
We love you forever!

http://fox40.com/2018/06/08/after-teens-death-family-focuses-on-giving-hope-to-those-struggling-with-depression/

Thank you ALL again for all the love and support you have shown our family. We are forever grateful!

http://namisacramento.org/
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One month ago today our hearts were permanently shattered…we’re trying our best to pick up the broken pieces to turn them into something for the greater good.

After careful consideration of the many worthy/suggested organizations our family has decided to donate the funds that have been generously given in Tycho’s honor to the local Sacramento Chapter non-profit National Alliance on Mental Illness ( http://namisacramento.org/). NAMI Sacramento will be putting the funds toward programs geared on educating high school and junior high students in raising awareness of the signs of depression and bipolar disorder before it gets to the point of hopeless despair.

Our family is beyond humbled and wants to THANK YOU ALL for the outpouring of love, prayers, ideas, comments, and support! Please continue to post stories/pics/notes on www.FlyHighTYCHO.com.

Sending love to you all!
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As the dust settles from the Celebrations and services we held for our special Tycho, our family would like to reach out and THANK EVERYONE who sent sweet, loving, helpful messages or helped with a donation to honor Tycho! We have received an OVERWHELMING number of suggestions for donating Tycho's fund and we are researching EVERY single one of them! In addition to donating 100% of the funds, we (family and friends of Tycho) will be INVOLVED on a local level to spread the word and raise awareness of the signs of depression. We are starting to brainstorm now and will keep this page updated and keep this fundraiser going! We want to do whatever we can so that NO other families have to endure what we have and continue to go through! Please continue to post stories/pics/notes on www.FlyHighTYCHO.com.
We love you all!
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Raised by 317 people in 14 months
Created May 9, 2018
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