One reason to live

by Tamara Harvey Braswell

I remember when the Netflix series came out, “13 reasons Why.” I didn’t get past the preview, thinking I had enough real-life tragedy and wasn’t interested in immersing myself in such a sad story, regardless of the overarching messages it may have had.

I know death

I know what it is like to find the father of my child – my husband of years ago – dead from an overdose. Suicide was cause of death.


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Turkey Trot heart – #griefheart number 182

Turkey trot heart
Turkey trot heart

This heart in honor of Logan Neale who died in a truck crash of unknown cause and suffered from depression and an eating disorder. This year’s Bill Carfrey Turkey Trot on November 19, 2016 in the Woodlake neighborhood in Midlothian, VA is in his honor of Logan’s memory and his love of running. Proceeds go to Beacon Tree Foundation, advocates for youth mental health.

Logan kept his running shoes as trophies and he bought his shoes at Lucky Road in Midlothian. His grieving mom made this heart and sent it to me.

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