For the love of Tysen Benz

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Raised by 903 people in 18 months
"My son Tysen Benz was an 11 year old student, athlete, comedian, friend, brother, charismatic and all around amazing child. On Tuesday March 14th he impulsively chose to end his own life as a result of a horrific act of a social media prank which is under investigation by authorities. He clung on with the help of life support until Tuesday April 4th. He has now been set free and can Rest In Peace. He was loved by everyone he knew and he will absolutely never be forgotten. Our family is completely heartbroken. I urge families to speak out, reach out and communicate with your children about life's precious gift and the dangers of the internet and texting and how telecommunications can have the same effects as speaking face to face. I want Tysen to be remembered as he was and all the joy he's brought to everyone. Keep his spirit alive by standing strong & fighting against social media bullying!!"
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Thank you to every single person who’s donated their time, money, gifts and love to our family. I cannot express how truly appreciative we are for your selfless acts of kindness. We never stop thinking of our beautiful Tysen and we will carry him with us forever. We honor his life daily. He is sorely missed. The most important thing you can do for him now is to stand up and fight against bullying/harassment! However you can, take a stand. Be it large or small. Mindfully practice kindness each and every day. Live positivity and peacefully. There are many positive ways to help this cause! Thank you! Sincerely ~ Tysens family!
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Please note that the date for The Benz family spaghetti dinner has changed to Saturday, June 3rd. Doors open at 4:00 pm Marquette Mountain Ski area. Dinner from 5-8. Balloon release at 6pm. Sorry for any inconvenience.
❤️-The family of Tysen Benz
Spaghetti dinner benefit for the Benz Family
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As Tysen has passed on and can Rest In Peace. Now starts the battle against cyber bullying/social media pranking/bullying, stalking, text harassment, etc... We must fight for him and the past & future victims of these horrific criminal acts! Laws need to be established and passed to enforce strict penalties for these offenders! In Tysens name we fight!
-The family of Tysen Benz
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Please Join us for a benefit spaghetti dinner for Tysen!
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Raised by 903 people in 18 months
Created March 20, 2017
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Sabrina Bradway
16 months ago
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Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I know that Tyson's life will be remembered and I pray for your strength to succeed in making it happen.

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Paulette Youil
16 months ago
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Tyson loves you, God loves you

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Suzanne Penney Calder
16 months ago
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Katrina...my heart ❤️ is with you and your family. It was hard to hold back tears watching your interview with Dr. Phil. I have a 10 year old son and it frightens me already that middle school is fast approaching and I have already heard nightmares about bullying. In fact, it's already started at such an early age. I cannot control other kids, but have been trying so hard to teach my son how to cope with bullying the right way. Easier said than done, I know. My oldest son, age 24 at the time, wrote a suicide note almost two years ago. I called authorities, he was baker-acted, and hospitalized three days only to be released..just like that. He has not spoken to me since, because he's angry for having been put in the hospital. I feel as if I lost my son, too...except I can only hope and pray God will come into his heart and make him see that I had no choice but to do the right thing to save him from harming himself. What if I ignored that note? How awful I would feel knowing I did nothing. Suicide is never to be taken lightly nor joked about. It shocks me that anyone would pull such a prank on social media. My prayer is that there is justice for your son. And soon. My thoughts and prayers are with you...always. Xoxo

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