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4th Annual Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony to be on 12-14-14

The date for our 4th year of supporting our community by participating in this worldwide event has been set.

Please save the date of December 14, 2014 to join us♥

CHANGES SALON
1761 11th Street
Reedley, CA 93654
6pm – Registration
6:30 – Ceremony Begins
7:00 – Candles are lit until 8pm

At this time I am asking all of you to please share this post, as I am in search of photos of children who have been lost to any type of death.

It blesses us every year to help families during a very heartbreaking time in their life.

We understand their pain, and somehow that seems to help, if just a little bit.

The holidays are the very hardest time, and we know this.

Please help us to spread the word so we can bless all of the lost children in this world and keep their memories alive!

May GOD bless you♥

Priscilla L. Brooks, Cliff’s Mom ♥

https://www.facebook.com/CliffsStory

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FresnoSoS.org Annual fun run/walk

12th Annual Fun Run/Walk ~ Fresno Survivors of Suicide Loss

On this day, which is National Suicide Prevention Day, I would ask that you please help me spread the word…..

I have put together a team called “TEAM CLIFFORD” and we will be walking on September 27th in Woodward Park in Fresno, CA at 8:00 am sharp.

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Please consider joining our team whether or not you are able to physically attend.  Click to print the Registration Form.

I appreciate all who are able to donate….please go to the Fresno SOS donation page, donate your $20 through Pay Pal and then forward your receipt to me so I can keep track.

Your participation would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you so much!

Priscilla, Cliff’s Mom ♥

 

RIP my precious son Cliff ♥

03-07-78  ~  05-25-05

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We lost him to suicide, and I now reach out to others in hopes that I can save lives in my son’s name.  Cliff is helping others even though his flesh has left this earth.

The only peace I feel is that I know he is now healed from this evil disease that society tends to isolate people from.

We must spread the word of “Suicide Prevention Awareness“, after all, mental illness is a disease just like any other disease, ie cancer, leukemia, diabetes.  We wouldn’t turn our backs on them, so we need to start “talking” and embracing the subject.  That is the only way we will get comfortable in helping those struck with this disease.

Today, in honor of my son, all I ask is that you “smile” at a stranger instead of just walking by “minding your own business”.  Acknowledge people, smile, spread the Love!  There are some people who feel very alone, and as if the world would be better without them!

We are all here for a reason!  Even the precious people who have been stricken with “mental illness”.  They are not contagious, but our smile, our touch, our hearts can be contagious to them! ♥

SAVE a Life Today ♥

Please Reach Out Today!  Show Love Today in memory of my sweet Cliff♥

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Priscilla, Cliff’s Mom ♥

 

3rd Annual “Suicide Prevention Walk” in Reedley 6-07-14

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Jason Matkin ~ Stay With Me

Take a few minutes to watch this musical video performed by Jason Matkin…….

Please know that if you are in a state of depression, if the pain is just too much to bare anymore, YOU matter!  YOU are special, unique and LOVED! ♥

Please reach out for help one last time……if you don’t many hearts will be broken.

I know this because I lost my son May 25th 2005 and there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t hurt deeply because he is gone.  My life will never be the same without him.  I am NOT better off without him! ♥

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The Warren Family speaks about “Suicide” on The View

I had the pleasure to attend the “Mental Health” Gathering at Saddleback Church in Orange County in March.  Pastor Rick Warren and many others gathered to learn and share about many different areas of mental illness.Mental Gathering at Saddleback Church  It was an amazing day filled with speakers, as well as a time to remember our loved ones lost to suicide as well.Saddleback Church

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Today The Warren Family spoke about the suicide of their son Matthew…..check it out♥

Suicide is linked to mental illness, and it is just that, “an illness”. Many people feel disgraced if this is in their family and we need to stop that type of thinking. If your brain is ill, it is usually short circuiting, and we should not treat them as if they have the “plague”!

I understand that many people shy away from it because they just don’t understand it, or they just are not sure what to do. But we need to talk about it, we need to open up the dialogue with our children and our entire families! Talking to someone about suicide does not cause them to commit suicide. However, on the other hand, if we ignore somebody because we know they are struggling, we won’t have the chance to try and save them.

Help me to raise awareness! We can all do it! Don’t lose a loved one of your own before you are willing to just show some kindness and let them know they matter!

Thank you ♥
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*If you missed the event in March at Saddleback Church and would like to watch the videos ====>  Click Here

3rd Annual Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk in Reedley

 

Our 3rd Annual Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk will be held again this year in Reedley, CA on June 7th. Registration begins at 6:15 pm. Take a moment or two to watch the video below ♥

 

 

We are selling t-shirts and need to have 20 sold by Mother’s Day…..please consider purchasing a shirt.
They cost $25 ====> http://teespring.com/cliffsstory
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Priscilla, Cliff’s Mom ♥

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2013 Candle lighting Ceremony 12-8-2013

Please join us in celebrating, remembering, and honoring all of our children who have left us entirely too soon!

This is our 3rd year hosting this event in Reedley, CA. Please see the details below:

CHANGES SALON
1761 11th Street
Reedley, CA 93654
6pm – Registration
6:30 – Ceremony Begins
7:00 – Candles are lit until 8pm

We host this event locally here in Reedley, CA and also here online for those who are not ready to share in public.

This is a worldwide event started in 1997 by http://CompassionateFriends.org initially as a small internet observance. The word has spread, and we would like to continue to get the word out.

Below I have posted the online ceremony for your viewing…..

Please light a candle at 7pm and start the video. I hope this will help you in some way to make it through the holidays, even if just a tad bit better!

Priscilla, Cliff’s Mom ♥

Here are a few of our children…..

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Timothy Cramer, Jr.
7/2/85 ~ 10/30/09

 

 

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                                                                                            Anthony “TONY” Kempher
11/18/92 ~ 9/11/12

 

 

 

 
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Christian Bishop
10/30/92 ~ 6/30/11

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Clifford Edwin Widmer, III
3/7/78 ~ 5/25/05

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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SIGN THE REMEMBRANCE BOOK WITH COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS HERE

 

 

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Thanksgiving Day with Cliff’s Mom :-)

Join us this morning as we share memories of the children we have lost.

The holiday’s is a very tough time of the year, but by sharing the memories together, we can get through it ♥

The Google Hangout will begin at 10am pst :-)

 

GOOGLE HANGOUT WITH CLIFF’S MOM :-)

Hope to see you there♥

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Find a ceremony near you ♥

Happy Thanksgiving♥
Priscilla L Brooks, Cliff’s Mom :-)
CliffsStory.com@gmail.com

2nd Annual Reedley Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk

2nd Annual Reedley Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk will be held on June 1st at 6:30 pm. We will be meeting at the Reedley Cemetery…..follow the red balloons!

More details to follow, but please share with everyone you know…….there are people you know who are suffering, if we can help just one person, it will make a difference!

Take a look at the video footage from last years walk, and please share this video with everyone you know ♥

We will be walking from Cliff’s grave site down Reed Avenue to 11th Street to G Street then heading North on G Street up to North and then back through town via the “Rails to Trails” path to 11th Street back down to Reed Avenue back to Cliff’s grave site.  This is approximately 3.3 miles.

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Cliff’s Mom, Priscilla ♥
CliffsStory.com@gmail.com
559-869-4400

Program 12-9-12 Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony

Find a LIVE ceremony near you ♥ Click Here

At 7pm your local time, please light a candle in remembrance of your child to whom you have lost to death way to early. This special day began in 1997 by the organization CompassionateFriends.org We will begin our program below once you have lit your candle and go until 8pm. This starts in New Zealand I believe and goes across the globe worldwide. What a special way to remember our children. I began this new tradition last year and will continue on every year until I breath no longer.

Welcome from Cliff’s Mom Priscilla :-)

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Poem Reading 1 – “Memories”

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Reading 2 – “The Double Rainbows”

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Poem Reading 3 – “In Your Heart”

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Poem Reading 4 – “Tears”

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Poem Reading 5 – “When GOD calls our Children”

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Poem Reading 6 – “The Cord”

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Poem Reading 7 – “My First Christmas in Heaven”

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Below we remember our children…….
Clifford E. Widmer, III 3-07-78 – 5-25-05

 

 

Timothy Cramer, Jr.

 

If you have a loved one you would like added to this blog, please email your photo to CliffsStory.com@gmail.com

 

Thank you! :-)
Priscilla, Cliff’s Mom

My son Clifford E. Widmer, III who died on 5/25/05

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