Stop suicide in memory of my sons

$736 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 15 people in 40 months
On Tuesday, October 28, 2014, I received a phone call that changed my life forever. I was urged to come home and my thoughts immediately went back to a similar call four years ago. Four years ago, my oldest son committed suicide two weeks shy of his 18th birthday. In spite of my prayers and pleas as I made my way home, I learned that my second oldest son had just killed himself, a month after his 16th birthday.

I did not think this could happen twice. My son Tre’s had become my hope after my oldest son, Kirk, died. I moved from an urban fast paced city where teens, especially males, struggle to stay alive to a slower pace of life in the Midwest. I thought my boys had a chance. Suicide is the second leading cause of youth deaths in Minnesota.

Over 5 million youth suffer from depression and a sense of hopelessness. In memory of my sons and all other children who commit suicide or are even contemplating it, I have decided to find a way to heal and empower myself and others. Instead of focusing on the deaths, I want to celebrate their lives and work with others to reduce suicide rates through community education and outreach and offering prevention services.

Please consider a donation to help me get started. Some of my plans include: • Partnering with local schools to bring more suicide prevention awareness programs to the youth • Raise awareness by supporting local organizations • Sponsor forums to facilitate open discussions on suicide

We have to talk about it and be about it. Help me do this in memory of my sons.
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Raised by 15 people in 40 months
Created November 4, 2014
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RM
$51
Rachel Mager
37 months ago

I'm donating $51 dollars. $50 dollars to raise awareness. The extra one dollar is special. It's for Tre's. Paying you back, bud. Hope this money helps a little, if not a lot. -Rachel Mager

AN
$20
Andrew Nagel
38 months ago

It's not a lot, but I hope it helps. God bless.

$50
Tanya Lloyd
39 months ago

In memory of my nephews. "Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek." President Barack Obama

$100
Anonymous
39 months ago
KB
$20
Katie Bohlke
39 months ago

R.I.P to both of my baby brothers Dinker and MooMoo I hope you can help teens out there committ suicide it's a heart breaker to the surrounding loved ones.... I miss my brothers to pieces.... I will give more as I get more... I love you baby brothers....

CP
$20
carrie plouffe
39 months ago

Sending Prayers from Our Family to Yours. So Sorry for your loss.

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