My name is Katherine and my friends and I used to watch your son, Charles on YouTube religiously when we were 13. Like every day, we were watching Timeboy1408 and would laugh until we couldn’t breathe.
A lot of our inside jokes were and still are things your son said in those videos. I’m now 25 years old and something made me think about those laughs we had so I went to see how he was doing. My heart broke when I saw that he had killed himself.
Recently, I’ve been thinking of taking my own life due to financial struggles but seeing your story, your hurt, and your determination to end the stigma around talking about suicide has made me want to get help.
I’m a Christian and I totally believe it was God that made me think of that boy in those videos. It was God who made me look into him now. And it was God that led me to your story. I thank you so much for never giving up on people who are struggling mentally.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
And always know your son lives through every laugh he gave us 13-year-old girls in the early days of YouTube.
My prayers are with you always and thank you for taking the time to read this.