As many of you know, I lost my beloved little brother to suicide in February. Even at the age of 15, Jack exuded love, empathy, and kindness and was a life lost far too soon. Among many other sports, Jack loved the game of lacrosse; in fact, he was the top ranked goalie at his age in the state when he passed. Although he was formiddable on the field, he was equally empathetic and energetic off the field. He was the friend that everyone turned to for advice and for love. Unfortunately, my brother was denied the care he needed when he needed it most.
This summer I will be riding 81 miles for Jack. Our state is third to last in the country for mental health funding and something needs to be done for our children. We must work together to raise awareness and funds to avoid losing another bright soul like my brother. Our team, Pysched to Climb, is working together to raise $50,000 to increase the number of beds available at the Pediatric Mental Health Institute.
Please join me in inspiring grassroots change by donating to my page. It's time to recognize the severity of the crisis at hand and take action to give our Colorado kids a chance at the full lives they deserve.
Together we are #JACKSTRONG