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Stephenslife-Suicide.org

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BENEFITING: SUICIDE ORG

Jan Adams

THE STORY:

My brother Stephen Cantrell ended his life when he was just 42 years old. A life cut short by one moment of pain and despair that was so overwhelming that he could not fight it anymore. Stephen was a husband, father of two beautiful girls, grandfather, son, and loving brother. He was the oldest of eight children. He was a leader that cared for his siblings and Mother and began working at the early age of 8 years old to help support his impoverished family. I am the youngest of the siblings. As I watched my oldest brother transform his life into a success by becoming a Construction Superintendent of several architectural masterpieces such as the Georgia Pacific building in downtown Atlanta, GA and Third National Bank in Nashville, TN, it became evident that we are in control of our own destiny regardless of our childhood circumstances. As I was growing up, he shared his family with me and spending time in his home gave me some of the few peaceful loving experiences I can remember during my childhood. My brother had several passions in his life: He volunteered at his Church for all youth events. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He taught me how to water ski and was an excellent skier himself. He spent many hours on the Chattahoochee River fishing and camping with his daughters Jennifer and Stephanie. In the words of his oldest daughter Jennifer, "he inspired me to know that through nature we are in touch with God's presence." When Stephen died, it was a shock that he would take his own life. It's painful for me that he is missing out on so much joy in life with a family that he helped nurture and loved. He will never be forgotten. I hope this donation in his loving memory to Suicide.org will save a life because as we live each day, we never realize what an impact we make on those around us. Stephen's life counted and he will be forever missed. As my children grew, I worried that pain would push them to a hopelessness. I would always tell my children that it will hurt very bad today and it will even hurt tomorrow but it won't hurt as much next week, next month or a year later and you will hardly remember it. Never lose hope.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,620

MONEY RAISED
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  • Carrie Baines

    $50

  • Jan Adams

    $100

  • Joe Adams

    $20

  • Gail Peters

    $50

  • Terry Cantrell

    $100

  • Margaret Bryant

    $150

  • Patricia Mignella

    $100

  • Ali Vandiver

    $20

  • Randall Frith

    $50

  • Linda and Gary Judson

    $100

  • Doreen Richardson

    $50

  • Karen & Tom Devine

    $50

  • Deanna McCarthy

    $25

  • Joe

    $30

  • Melody

    $100

  • Kitty Hawkins

    $25

  • Cheryl

    $10

  • Tim & Amy Myers

    $25

  • Jennifer Kirk

    $50

  • Sarah Long

    $25

  • neighbors

    $25

  • Renee Crawford

    $35

  • Music City Mike

    $35

  • David & Trudy

    $100

  • Jess

    $20

  • Todd & Angela Lewis

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • James Denny

    $150

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108% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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The Team: $1,620 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

James Denny

James Denny

DONATION: $150

You're the world's greatest Aunt and I love you tons! Show the world who Aunt Jan is!!! \m/ remember Faith, Courage, Strength. 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Todd & Angela Lewis

Todd & Angela Lewis

DONATION: $25

Amazing woman! 3 years ago

Jess

Jess

DONATION: $20

I love you uncle Steve!!! 3 years ago

David & Trudy

David & Trudy

DONATION: $100

May God be with you and your family. 3 years ago

Music City Mike

Music City Mike

DONATION: $35

Go Jan! 3 years ago

Renee Crawford

Renee Crawford

DONATION: $35

my middle older brother Larry. Grew up with your brothers. And I love that you are doing something in the name of love for him. 3 years ago

neighbors

neighbors

DONATION: $25

In memory of Jan Adams. 3 years ago

Sarah Long

Sarah Long

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Jennifer Kirk

Jennifer Kirk

DONATION: $50

3 years ago