For the first year ever, we are holding a Jesse Hubbard umttr (You Matter) Community Fun Day. This event is in honor of my beloved son, Jesse, who passed away last year. Jesse was a very loved son, brother, grandson, uncle, boyfriend, and friend. He graduated from Catoctin High School in 2015. Jesse was an uplifting person with a sarcastic and witty sense of humor, while still being incredibly caring. Many times he was described as an "old soul." Jesse once said, "What I pride myself on is how I treat people, that's what makes me feel good about myself, and who I am" showing Jesse's compassion. He was an amazing listener, someone whose door was always open, and who always wanted to help you with your problems. Jesse was very passionate about being outdoors, especially near the water. He was very active and enjoyed fishing, crabbing, kayaking, hiking, snowboarding, and even hunting, just to name a few. He did not like to sit around doing nothing. Family was hugely important to Jesse and he loved spending time with his nieces and nephews. He was great with them and enjoyed teaching and showing them new things. Jesse loved every type of animal, and I will never forget him bringing home a kitten that he found in the middle of the road, and caring for it. He was responsible for this cat until he could find it a loving home. Jesse had an enormous heart and we miss him beyond words ability to explain every single day.
This event, honoring Jesse's zest for life, will be outdoors at the Thurmont Carnival Grounds on June 17th. It will feature lots of activities for all ages including a pie eating contest, potato sack races, cornhole tournaments, as well as other fun games. There will be food, drinks, speakers, and an amazing crowd. Our aim is to raise awareness for depression, suicide, and opioid addictions. We are teaming up with the non-profit organization umttr as well as the MHAA. Umttr is a community of young adults leading a movement to change the story from bullying, depression and suicide to a compassionate culture where every person matters. The MHAA (MD Heroin Awareness Advocates) is a statewide alliance, formed from local grassroots groups. They are family members who advocate for prevention, education, and quality treatment for children and adults with heroin and other opiate use disorders, including individuals with co-occurring substance use and mental illness.
Create an account or login below to leave your name alongside your comment or reaction