Our lives were forever changed the day we lost Corey. He was an amazing man who loved the Lord and his family with all that he was. The pain of losing him is like no other. Our only comfort comes from knowing we will see him again someday.

I have moved the slideshow played at Corey's service to it's own post page above, titled "Corey's Memorial Service - August 10, 2010"

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Andrea completes the walk!

I had mentioned a couple weeks back that my friend Veronica's daughter, Andrea, would be walking in Corey's memory for the Out of the Darkness Walk sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  I was able to meet her as she finished the walk.  I saw another person with a camera and thought, I need to get a picture of this for the blog!  So, I ran back to my car where thankfully I had my camera, raced back and took a couple of pictures.
 
  (Corey's initials on the back of her shirt)

        Thank you to all who supported Andrea's efforts!  She raised over $500 for this worthy organization.  This money will be enough to cover the cost to train a new Survivor of Suicide support group facilitator.  Yeah Andrea!!  Thanks for braving that chilly and extremely windy Fall day!  Love you!
        For those of you who might not have visited Andrea's personal fundraising page she wrote a really nice tribute to Corey.  Here it is:
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"I recently lost a great mentor who lost his battle with depression. He left behind a wonderful wife and two precious little girls. He helped me through a tough year in school and made me laugh when I thought no one else understood. I am doing this to try to make a difference so this doesn't happen to another family. Thank you JCH for your help in French and for your friendship. You will be missed. I will hug your girls often and help them when they need me. In your honor: <3 & miss you JCH/RIP  ~ Andrea"

2 comments:

  1. OK, this one was a tear jerker...I am so sad that a walk like this even needs to exist, and yet so happy that it does and that Andrea did it in Corey's honor.

    I am so sorry, over and over again, for your loss Jill. It is too bad the love you and so many others had for Corey couldn't save him in this world - but God's love has saved him for eternity. I can imagine that doesn't always make you feel better since you live in this world...but someday...

    I am praying for you and the girls always. Love, Stacy

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  2. I just found your blog and am so glad you posted the link to the fundraiser. I was lucky enough to visit your home with Corey's other Seattle teammates and meet you and your lovely family (and drive your tractor to Maine, almost!) Corey and I chatted long distance about all kinds of non-work related stuff. Philosophy, music, and our families. He helped me during a rough patch professionally and was so supportive of my family's move to Texas in May 2010.

    I know others who have been dealing with depression and my heart truly goes out to you.
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
    Dave

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