Detroit Flutter

$920 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 29 months
DeAngelo Hughes
on behalf of DeAngelo Hughes
 DETROIT, MI
I`m DeAngelo Hughes and I am out to help people with coping and help find hope and a sense of comfort after loss. I lost my mother to Hypertensive Heart Disease in 2011, (when I was 13 years old), and when this happened, I wasn’t really able to express myself, wasn’t able to deal with it or share my story. I felt alone and like my mother`s death was because of me. I felt like committing suicide. People cared about me and tried to help me, but they couldn’t really relate and I didn’t want them to relate to what I was going through.

That`s why I am creating a Detroit Flutter Chapter. I want to give people who lose parents, guardians, children, someone or something a chance to come together and find something new and people that can relate to them.Detroit Flutter is a place where people can connect and share their stories about losing someone through death and loss of friendship. On the Detroit Flutter site, they can find people experiencing similar things and connect in a meaningful way. And, through these connections, I can honor my mother!

I am raising money to get Detroit Flutter 501c3 papers filed so Detroit Flutter can receive funding for it is a nonprofit, raise money to buy and build website, as well as pay for a resident agent.
  http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/2099417-after-losing-his-mom-a-detroit-teen-is-helping-young-people-cope-with-grief/


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Yesterday I had the most amazing opportunity to speak to over 200 9th graders at East English Village about Detroit Flutter and share my story. Hearing students tell me my story met something to them and hearing stuff say this organization is needed. Helped me to know I'm doing my job. My goal was to reach at least one student but I reached 20+ people including stuff. Changing lives one story at a time.
Assembly at East English Village Monday, April 25th
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I'm raising funds to support youth with grief and loss, by teaching them alternative coping skills, creating a space to share their stories, as well as, a space to talk about teen suicide prevention. We overall seek to create spaces where individuals who have lost parents, guardians, children, or someone in their life can come together, meet others experiencing the same issues, and find a sense of comfort and hope. Please help me raise the funds I need to make my dream come true..
Youth making Stress balls at Detroit Flutter first event.
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Dominique Strong NDetermined Fourlife
23 months ago

I lost my mom in January from the same thing, although married and 44, I completely understand grief now. I mean true grief. Tunnel vision of the world, shutting down suicidal, hard to breath, bad decisions, lost of hopelessness, feeling like it's never gonna end. It lasted from January to April, subsided by July, although, I can and will cry easily, at any memory. She was cremated. She died a day before her birthday. GOD BLESS YOU

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$920 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 29 months
Created January 31, 2016
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EP
$38
Ericka Page
24 months ago

Thank you for all that you do! You are my HERO!

SU
$100
Stefan Ulrich
24 months ago

This is a wonderful project. All the best for you and your work.

$100
Anonymous
24 months ago
$100
Anonymous
24 months ago
$50
Anonymous
24 months ago
TG
$27
Trish Greeves
24 months ago

This is how we bring good and new possibilities out of tragedy and loss. I pray God's blessing on all the members of Detroit Flutter.

$25
Nona Simmons
24 months ago

The work you are doing is so important. You have a generous heart and soul. Bless you son.

Dominique Strong NDetermined Fourlife
23 months ago

I lost my mom in January from the same thing, although married and 44, I completely understand grief now. I mean true grief. Tunnel vision of the world, shutting down suicidal, hard to breath, bad decisions, lost of hopelessness, feeling like it's never gonna end. It lasted from January to April, subsided by July, although, I can and will cry easily, at any memory. She was cremated. She died a day before her birthday. GOD BLESS YOU

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