SUICIDE... BULLYING... DEPRESSION...
BEEN THERE, DONE THAT!
Other people's stories... AUGUST 2000
August 30 - CR says...
"Hi I know that you don't know me or anything but, I am doing a report on suicide and I stumbled across "JaredStory" I just felt like I should say I was very sorry and hope this will add some comfort to your grief. After I got done reading everything I felt like I had known him and I wish I would have had a chance. But once again I am very sorry. My wishes are with you always."
August 27 - Hayley says...
"Hey, I was reading Jared's story and it just stopped. Does it keep going? I'm so touched with it so far, I'd love to hear the rest." (There will be more... stay tuned!)
August 23 - Josie says...
"Hi Jared's mom, I stumbled upon this page by searching for a recipe for mud cake. I have read almost the whole story. I live in Phoenix also. Just wanted to say that my prayers will be with you and am so very happy you were able to create such a fantastic web site in honor of you son and in hopes that it will help someone. I am glad I was able to meet Jared. I know you miss him tremendously, but know that he is with you always! God Bless!"
August 17 - Nancy says...
"Hello, My name is Nancy and I have visited this wonderful and informative site. I am a member of a club called *Nspired. We are trying to help people with an awareness page that is part of our site. I would really like to make the information contained in this site to our visitors that maybe contemplating suicide. Would you mind if I put a link on my page to your page in the hopes of saving someone. Could you please respond and let me know if this is all right with you." (Great!)
July 22 - 'DeadPoet' says...
"CRY NO MORE BABE. SAY TO ME THE LOVE OF LIFE STILL LIVES. SING THAT SONG THAT MAKES U SMILE. LET UR SMILE SHINE FORGET THOSE THOUGHTS, I AM HERE TO HOLD U. SEE ME NOT AS THE INVADER BUT THE CARE GIVER THE LOVER. SEE NOT THE DARKNESS AND FORGIVE THE TRESPASS. SEE THE SHADOWS FADE AND HAPPINESS WILL STRIVE. DON'T LISTEN TO THE NEGATIVE LIVE FOR U AND FOR ME. LOVE HE FOR I WILL I SHALL. TO DIE WITHOUT ME LEAVE ME NO LONGER. SEE NO MORE FAULT SEE THIS TEAR HEAR YOUR CRY, LISTEN TO ME. THE LULLABY WILL FALL WITH ITS CRADLE BED. I WILL NOT LET GO OF UR HAND AND WILL FOREVER HOLD U DEAR."
July 18 - Kim says...
"Hi... I really admire what you did when you created that web site. Reading about your son's life made me cry and smile at the same time. It's good that he will always be remembered and it's comforting too. I really don't know how to comment other than that. I just want to say I think what you did is wonderful."
July 13 - "vmim1" says...
"tears are shed
though time was short
July 11 - Darlene says...
"I want to tell you that I was touched by your dedication to your
son Jared. He sounded like a remarkable little boy. I am currently
pregnant with my first child and if the doctors are right, it is a little
boy. I am so very excited about his arrival and I pray that I am
honored to have the same kind of memories that you have of Jared as he
grows older. I cannot fathom the pain that you and your family have
endured from such a tragedy but I admire your strength for sharing your
memories of him with others. I will keep you and your family in my
June 19 - Tim says...
"Though we are of differing religious backgrounds, I come to you
as a brother in Christ to thank you for doing what you do for this web
page. I stumbled upon it by accident, but feel that it was by the
hand of God. ...this story has made take a look at how I communicate
with others. It has taught me that I can not assume that any one
person knows I care. As a minister of youth, this page for your son
has inspired me to warn of this and that we should be desperate to show
love and kindness whenever we can. What you are doing is being used
by God to help people like me and other families like yours to take a good
look at the reality of topics like suicide among others. I truly
hope and pray that people will see this and have the same response I have
had, that is to try and share in the responsibility of teaching others
about things of this nature. I want to take this opportunity
to ask your permission to use your
June 16 - Tessa says...
"Hello, my name is Tessa. I am 10 years old. On this night I am spending
the night at my grandma's house. Earlier I had just noticed for the first
time that my grandmother wasn't going to be around forever. I know this
might sound stupid but it's true. I called my mom up the street and talked
to her about it. I said I loved my grandma just like I loved my mom.
And it's true. My mom and grandmother are the most cherished people in
my life. I'm not embarrassed to say that I'm crying while writing this
email. But please give me some tips on how to deal with losing with
an almost gone loved one. Thank you for your cooperation and patience to
read this. Thinking of you and Jared always, Tessa"
June 11 - Michael says...
"MOM; I would like to know if you know about any camps or programs
that I could get
June 11 - Jamie says...
"hi my name is jamie and i am doing a report on suicide and i found your sons web site... i am sorry and by doing this kind of report i now know how i can help or see why people try to kill themselves.... i am glad you had this web site thanks for your time and i am sorry about you son.. love always" (15 years old)
June 10 - Matt says ...
"Hi my name is matt im from ct., im 17, I accidentally popped up on your page. I started to read some of the stuff of ur page, and I just wanted to say Im sorry, Im sure dealing with it has been really hard. Its really sad. I give u credit for dealing with it. hope things only get better."
June 10 - Jay says...
"HELLO I DON'T KNOW YOU AND YOU DON'T KNOW ME BUT I WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW I READ YOUR SONS STORY AND I FEEL FOR YOU VERY MUCH I JUST WANTED TO TELL YOU IM SORRY ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED AND WISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK ON TRYING TO GET ON WITH YOUR LIFE HAVING THIS BIG WEIGHT ON YOUR SHOULDERS......."
June 9 - Diana says...
"Well I reading the page and I'm really sorry. Along time ago I was trying to do that. I was wondering, if you want to talk to me about how that happened, and how are you doing. thanks"
June 3 - Stacey says...
"Your website is beautifully done. I believe that your son would be very proud to know how much his mom loves him. My heart goes out to you for the loss of your son. Thank you for having the courage and strength to share your son's story with others. I am sure that your website has educated many persons and has saved many lives. I was able to use the information about the SPAN network to complete an assignment for one of my social work classes. The time and effort that you have spent creating this website is greatly appreciated."
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