July 31, 2013 was the worst day of my life. It was the worse day of my life because that was the day the Police Department came to our home to tell us that our precious daughter Moe was dead at the age of 22.
Moe died of uncontrolled mental illness. She experienced severe depression, and was under a doctor's care for her condition. But we lost her anyway, leaving a Moe-shaped hole in my heart that nothing is able to fill.
Every day I mourn her loss in this world, and I would give everything to have her here with us again. But I can't do that, so instead I choose to perform service projects in her memory such as serving on our local Library Board of Trustees, since Moe was an avid reader and used our library extensively.
And I also support the AFSP's mission in helping people who are at risk overcome their lack of hope and help those who have been affected by suicide.
While this is the first year I've been up to participating in this event personally, this will be the fifth year the Maureen's Marchers team is hitting the road in my baby girl's name on the annual Out of the Darkness Denver Metro Walk. The money raised in this event will go to fighting suicide and supporting AFSP's goal to reduce the suicide rate 20% by 2025.
Please help us honor our lost, beloved Moe-Moe and consider donating to the AFSP by clicking the "Donate" button on this page. All donations are 100% tax deductible and benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), funding research, education, advocacy, and support for those affected by suicide.
As a special "thank you" for your generosity, I will be offering the people who make the highest contribution to each of the "Maureen's Marchers" participants their choice of a custom knitted winter hat in a variety of styles. These include brain hats, beehive hats, standard knitted caps, or basket weave caps in the color of the winner's choosing, with or without pom-poms.
"When you are sorrowful look again at your own heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight." ~ Khalil Gibron
Thank you for your support!