Kyle Rush Scholarship
Organized by: Samantha Tetreau
Scholarship amount $775.00.
July 08, 2016
Kyle Rush lost her fight to her illness on April 27, 2015 at the age of 19. Kyle was a daughter, sister, aunt and friend to many and died too young. Although she struggled for many years, she embraced the world for all that it was with a passion unmatched by most. The wake is Sunday, May 3rd, 1-5 pm at McDonald Funeral, 19 Yale Ave, Wakefield, MA.
Kyle graduated from Wakefield High School in 2013. She was a co-founder of the WHS Varsity Girls Vollyball Team, a member of WHS Colorguard, WHS JV ice hockey team, WHS Sign Language club, WHS Social Awareness club, as well as a member of the Wakefield White Sox. Kyle held a Certificate as a Phlebotomy Technician and hoped to start work in the medical field to help others. For those that knew her, she was a someone with a big heart, open mind, and in true Rush form was never shy about speaking her mind.
In honor of her memory, we are putting together a fund to start a scholarship for a High School student in need who wants to further his/her education. We are asking for donation in leiu of flowers.
Unfortunately, suicide is not uncommon. In 2013, 41,149 suicides were reported by the CDC; this statistic makes suicide the 10th leading cause of death for Americans. In 2013, someone in the country died by suicide every 12.8 minutes. To help raise awareness and continue to honor Kyle's memory we also plan on putting a team in to walk in the "Out of Darkness" event on September 26, 2015, in Wakefield, MA. More information on that to follow.
THIS YEAR'S OUT OF DARKNESS WALK IS SEPTEMBER 24, 2016. INFORMATION IS ON OUR FACEBOOK.
Also, please view and sign the guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/bostonglobe/kyle-anne-rush-condolences/174740191?
My name is Samantha and I am Kyle’s older sister. Kyle and I didn’t always get along.
If you know a Rush, you know that they are impulsive, strong willed, passionate, prideful, and not afraid of a fight. Thus, you can imagine why many of us siblings would not always get along with each other. But no matter what the fight was about we always loved each other. I was allowed to say that my little sister was being a spoiled brat but if a non-family member dared to talk ill of her…God help that person. But that’s how we are. That’s how she was. She could bring you a world of hurt one day, but then absolutely adore you the next.
Kyle was many things. She was an aunt, sister, lover, fighter, friend, and most importantly, a daughter. Although it is hard to quantify love, I know that my mother loved Kyle the most. They had a special bond through their understanding of each other’s opinions and numerous adventures together. One of my mother’s favorite memories of Kyle is going on Goliath at Six flags, which is nothing close to what would be considered a normal rollercoaster. It is an inverted boomerang that most people fear just from looking at it - but Kyle was fearless. And on this day, my mother and Kyle were fearless together spending much of the day going on rides that were attempted by only the bravest of souls.
Kyle was a rollercoaster of emotion and when she was on the top of her rollercoaster she took life head on. She accomplishment many things during the short time she was here with us. She was a co-founder of the WHS Varsity Girls Volleyball Team, a member of WHS Colorguard, WHS JV ice hockey team, WHS Sign Language club, WHS Social Awareness club, Track, and a life long member of the Wakefield White Sox. Kyle held a Certificate as a Phlebotomy Technician and hoped to start work in the medical field to help others.
But sadly just like a rollercoaster, she had to reach a low point. Unfortunately, this low went deeper than it ever did before and she couldn’t quite make it back to the top. Like many, we all wonder what we could have done different. Could we have loved her more. Included her more. Paid a little more attention to her. Author Terry Pratchett is quoted saying, “Light thinks it travels faster than anything, but it’s wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first.” Sometimes when a battle with darkens has commenced, the light is always left finding a way to catch up.
In honor of her memory, we are putting together a fund to start a scholarship for a High School student who has experienced similar struggles as Kyle did. We also plan to walk in the “Out of Darkness” walk in September at Lake Quannapowitt. All of this information is in the lobby.
I’ll leave you with an excerpt from her favorite childhood book:
Once there was a little bunny who wanted to run away.
So he said to his mother, “I am running away.”
“If you run away,” said his mother, “I will run after you.
For you are my little bunny.”
I’d like to think that my little sister was running away from her sadness. I just hope that she is in a better place where she doesn’t have to run anymore. Kyle we will always run after you and hope to someday catch up to you.