Please share this information with everyone you know.
My husband Tony and I have hosted this event, this being our 4th year, and every year it actually blesses us as we are able to help others who have also lost a child.
We never know who will show up, but we know that whomever the Lord sends our way, we will embrace them and share our experience which in turn helps them at the same time.
Losing a child is hard enough, but during the holidays it is much harder to cope….this is our effort to not only keep our children’s memory alive, but also help those of us left behind to cope with this pain.
Here are the details for our event in Reedley on this Sunday December 14th♥
Priscilla L. Brooks, Cliff’s Mom♥
For more details, you can email me at CliffsStory.firstname.lastname@example.org
I was at a boutique last night fundraising for Cliff’s Story, and I still have a few boxes left. They make great gifts! ♥ Please consider purchasing a box of cards. They are $31.40 and $13 of that is donated to Cliff’s Story.
If you are local I can deliver~ if not, I can ship to you….I will check on the cost to ship.
Each box has 30 individually wrapped cards for all occasions.
Today marks the 9th anniversary of when I lost my precious son Cliff♥
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♥
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! ♥
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. It was an amazing day filled with speakers, as well as a time to remember our loved ones lost to suicide as well.
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 ♥
Priscilla, Cliff’s Mom
*If you missed the event in March at Saddleback Church and would like to watch the videos ====> Click Here
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 Thank you all so very much for helping me spread Suicide Prevention Awareness. You never know who is suffering silently!
Priscilla, Cliff’s Mom ♥
My son Clifford E. Widmer, III who died on 5/25/05
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