Softball against Bullying Charity Tournament

Today we head to Koblenz, Germany for another great idea. Our softball family keeps growing. The Koblenz Raptor fast pitch softball team will hold the First Annual Softball against Bullying indoor Softball Tournament. All proceeds from this great day will go to charity in the name of our beloved daughter Ciarra. I will post more…

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Feeling Alone

This week has been very rough, not only for me, as I am sure it has been for many.  Tomorrow morning is when I got the phone call from my brother telling me that Ciarra had committed suicide.  A phone call that I will never forget, I will never get those words out of my…

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Buffalo Wild Wings

Last night we had a fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings in Fairfield Ohio.  They donated 10% of all sales to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention from everyone that dined in their restaurant from 5-9.  Special thanks to Hope Amburgy for assisting with this and beginning this process for me.  There were several people that…

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Out of Darkness Walk

I attended the Out of the Darkness Walk for suicide prevention two weekends in a row.  The first one was in Erie Pennsylvania.  Last weekend was in Cincinnati, Ohio.  These were both very emotional for my family and I.  The walk in Cincinnati was very overwhelming for me.  There are times that I am not…

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Back Home

On 6 July our Ciarra would have turned 14 years old.  We did not get to celebrate this year.  Tina and I decided to go back to the USA and spend time with family over this day.  It was a good decision. Ciarra’s Grandmother planted a tree in her memory and we all went there…

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Trying to carry on daily

It has been a little while since I posted here.  Things have been tough.  We lost another family member on my wife’s side of the family to a suicide.  I can not believe that we have had to do this again. Once again though our friends have enveloped us and carried us through.  At least…

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Missing Ciarra today

Today is my birthday.  There will be no singing in the house.  There will be no smiling daughter looking at me as I open the gift that she made for me.  Ciarra was always able to make something on my birthday that was always better than anything that she could have purchased. I miss her…

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Your memories here

I would love to have a thread where anyone can post a memory of theirs with Ciarra.  Here is the place.  Feel free to comment as long or as short as you would like.  I look forward to reading the memories from the many people that she touched in her life. This picture was taken…

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