July 5, 99 - Farrah says...
"I visited a website today that linked me here.
Thank you very much for awakening me, my senses, my thoughts. I'm not going
to pretend to know your pain, but I feel it... in your words... the pages.
Thank you for sharing his life. I'm forever changed."
June 27, 99 - Sarah (from Zimbabwe) says...
(Concerning the page on abortion) "I'm shocked
and upset to read that such occurrences are going on in the States, it
makes me want to weep, precious life that looks to us adults for protection
and comfort... In Zimbabwe abortion is still illegal, but has been passed
in South Africa under the new African government... Good Luck with your
June 14, 99 - Gregg says...
"...I just wanted to leave you with my impressions
of your website. I believe it has the potential to help many suicidal people,
and to help many people who may be suffering from the loss of a loved one."
June 9, 99 - Steve & Linda say…
"The loss of a child, to suicide, is so devastatingly
traumatic it defies words to explain. We will mark the second anniversary
of Scott's, (their son), death the 17th of this month. We are trying to
make the best of the worst of experiences and to help make a difference
May 31, 99 - Gordon says…
"How I got to the story of your son I don't
know but reading what was written encouraged me to write to you. Nowhere
in the Bible does it mention that God looks at the hows of your journey
home, but that you have come home to Him. Please be comforted in the knowledge
that Jared is resting comfortably in the loving embrace of our Lord and
Savior and free from the pain and torment that drove him to the decision
he made. …Gain strength in the knowledge that someday when you are called
home Jared will be there with outstretched arms welcoming you."
May 19, 99 - Anne says…
"You have done a really nice job with the website.
I am sorry to learn about the death of your son but am glad to see that
you choose to celebrate his life. I recently lost a close friend to suicide…"
May 15, 99 - Jesse says...
"I just viewed your work. I am very impressed,
moved and touched. My mother took her own life 24 years ago. It is a memorable
May 6, 99 - Laura says...
"I really think that your webpage is a great
idea..., and I feel it will help many troubled teens. I am fifteen now,
but a couple years ago I went through a really hard time and even attempted
suicide more than once myself. I am very fortunate though, that my attempts
never succeeded. I believe every teenager has one or more times in their
life growing up when they believe
suicide is their only hope. Now I realize,
after some help, that suicide is just a permanent solution to a temporary
problem. And, my problems then were temporary. I just wanted to tell you
that this webpage may be just what some suicidal teenager will need to
realize this too."
Apr 21, 99 - Anne says...
"Hi there!! Just happened onto your site Jaredstory.com and have
added it to my favorites... I check everyday for new additions. Not sure
why ...just a feeling I had about it. Well ...have a great day!!"
Apr 2, 99 - Kelly says...
"i did a search on the internet, trying to
find a recipe for oreos and pudding, and i was directed to your website.
not only did i find a great recipe (thanks!) but also a very interesting
...story. ...I could not help but be touched by your own message of hope
and encouragement. thank you so much for your testimony."
Mar 19, 99 - Locowolf says...
"I just read Jared's story. My heart goes out
to Jared and you as the family. It is very unfortunate that this happened.
I was a child of much violence when I went to school. ...Perhaps one day
the children of the future will be able to be safe but until that day we
must all ban together to do our part to keep them safe. My word are small
and does little to comfort your loss but perhaps knowing one more person
took the time to hear your sons story will help."
Feb 16, 99 - Creg says…
"Love the site, especially the meaning of life
section… tells the story in a powerful and awesome way…"
Jan 16, 99 - Joan says…
"Just got through reading your website. What
a proactive approach to dealing with your grief. Suicide is so difficult
to deal with. (My son) had a friend that committed suicide about 3 years
ago. …It was very difficult for us to deal with, and we weren't that close.
(My son) went to the funeral with the counselors and some of the other
kids. …We know Jared is someplace safe and happy, surrounded by people
who love him."
Jan 15, 99 - Lisa says…
"I just read the entire web site you have made
for Jared. I am so sorry this has happened to your family. One can only
hope that a similar situation will never happen again."