He had to die not to just show me that formal suicide prevention training fails but because he was my own child to create a deep desire if not an obsession to understand this failure. This research fuels my passion to prevent suicide . My passion is the vital force behind Dream to Live and KYVO . I wouldn't have the ability to do any of this without him or have the passion for it.
It is only because of that passion that my worst tragedy became my greatest blessing through KYVO. Kyle is very much a part of everything that I do within KYVO. His death is part of his life and part of him. Accepting this has allowed him to bring a meaning purpose to my life that I have never before experienced. In return through KYVO I give meaning and purpose to his life that he otherwise wouldn't have had.
The bond between us as mother and child is strengthen by KYVO as together we are better force to to help others than either would be alone. It is through death that we work together in life to make life better for others. I couldn't do it without him. I am so lucky and proud to be his mom. Even in death, my life is richer and sweeter because of him and as a parent I could not not ask for anything more from my children.
Important Shout Outs as I Couldn't Have Done this Without Any of You:
My Husband and Children: Your Patience and Love Though Out the Process; No Matter How Trying!
My Parents: Your Unconditional Love and Support; If Anything had been Different None of This Would be Possible!
My Sister: Your Influence is Forever Present in Everything I Do!
The Rest of my Family and Friends: Shaping the Person I am Today!
Special Thank You: Uncle Phil for Encouraging me, Your Recommendations, and Your Influence to Help us Expand!
Uncle Joe: Your Spot on Editing of Everything was Perfect!
Everyone at the University of Mary Washington: Each of you Played a Role in this Creation. You're the Reason I Dream to do Something I Hate and Love It!!
Dr.Z at Tally and the Tally Center, Dr.Martin, Dr.Humphrey, Dean Rucker, Directors of the Schools of Business and Education, Kelsey Whitman and Startup UMW; All had a Direct Role in this Creation!
All UMW Students; I Saw my Son in Your Faces Adding Fire to my Passion!
Lastly to All of You; Every One of You Matters and Your Life has Value. Your Experiences, Perceptions, and Perspectives are Essential to Our Own Understandings of Life and Required to Prevent Suicide
We Can't Do It Without You!!