Join Me in Supporting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
As many of you know, I lost my oldest son to suicide on September 17, 2014. Michael was 23. He was a kind-hearted son, an incredible brother, an affectionate grandson, the perfect best friend, a loving husband and little did anyone know, about to become the world’s greatest Daddy! Mike's wife, Brittany, gave birth to the most handsome baby boy on May 8, 2015. This year we will celebrated Mason's 2nd birthday as Mike, again, watched from Heaven. This little boy is all that we have left of Mike!
There's not a day that goes by, that I don't miss his laugh or the sound of his voice. I will never hear " I love you Mom" or "I'm so proud of you" from him again. My life, my family's lives, our friend's lives have been changed forever, due to a decision that Mike made. With my eyes open or closed, the only image literally burned into my brain, is seeing him the morning after, before the funeral home could do anything with my baby. A complete heart break that no mother (or anyone) should ever endure. This madness needs to STOP!
I am walking to raise money and awareness for the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention. Please consider sponsoring me with a donation of ANY dollar amount. No amount is too small! Suicide takes away our loved ones and is running rampid through our communities! Please help me spread the word about suicide prevention!
Hug your loved ones tight. You just don't know when it will be your last!
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health through education and community programs, develops suicide prevention through research and advocacy, and provides support for those affected by suicide. Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquartered in New York, AFSP has local chapters in all 50 states with programs and events nationwide. Learn more about AFSP in our latest Annual Report, and join the conversation on suicide prevention by following AFSP on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.