. . . photographer . . . soccer player . . . funny . . . brother . . . canoe-er . . . computer programmer . . . grandson . . . camp counselor . . . brilliant . . . writer . . . kind . . . nephew . . . board game enthusiast . . . fluent in French . . . cousin . . . well-traveled . . . beloved son . . . lost to this world but never to our hearts . . .
From my FB page:
This September will mark the 5th anniversary of our loss of our Josh. Given that it's one of those significant anniversary years, I've set a higher than usual goal of $3,000 for fundraising for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. [My daughter] Marissa is on the Walk Committee this year, and I'm on the Board of the soon-to-be chartered Northern Ohio Chapter of AFSP. We are strong and hopeful supporters of AFSP's work in research, advocacy and education. Please join us for the Walk if you're in Cleveland on October 19. And wherever you are, please make a donation. 300 x $10 = $3,000!
And, last year, with almost no notice and no "team" beyond ourselves, Ris and I raised over $1,000. We're trusting all of our friends to help us do better this year.