As a military veteran having served two tours in Iraq, I’ve seen first-hand how depression and PTSD can lead to suicidal tendencies. Not just with fellow comrades, but even within myself. I’ve been at the bottom of a bottle staring down a barrel deep in despair. It’s like your suffocating and drowning above water. It is a dark, dark place full of pain and affliction. But what’s even more dismal than personal suicidal ideation, is dealing with it amongst our loved ones. The ones closest to us, the ones we love…... On Easter Sunday of 2019, I lost my father to suicide.
It is a pain I hope no one ever has to succumb to. Whether you lost someone to suicide or have contemplated it yourself, remember that there is perseverance in all of us! We all have a fighter within us ready to accept a hit with the strength to keep moving forward! You are here, you are worthy, and most importantly, you are not alone! So let’s Fight For Our Lives, together! #SuicidePrevention
Approximately one million people die from suicide every year. It is a stat that is entirely too high. So this year I am fighting! Not just for my life, but for the ones we lost and the ones still struggling. Join me in raising money and creating awareness for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in a charity boxing match with Brawl For A Cause!
Your support not only means life to me but to the millions of people dealing with suicide in their lives. Please donate at the link in my bio! Your donation goes to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention or cop your tickets and watch my bout in the ring on May 2nd 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia, at The Southern Exchange Ballroom. You Are Loved!