'Run With Grace' Event Honors Life of 15 Year Old

'Run With Grace' Event Honors Life of 15 Year Old

Posted: Jan. 17, 2019 6:23 PM
Updated: Jan. 17, 2019 6:23 PM

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just so very kind and sweet and just want to good things in the world. butt to i really think anybody that knew grace is better for having known her she was just such a sweet girl and made she always wanted to make everybody around her feel good three years ago... susans' life changed. susan says, "grace was 15 when she passed she was a sophomore at south it's not the typical story that you've heard of with somebody that takes their life butt to she looked very happy everybody said she smiled all the time when she was involved in school she had good friends she didn't do drugs or drink alcohol she didn't appear to be a high- risk." susan said they only knew about her depression for 5 months. they signed grace up with a counselor but it wasn't enough. susan says, "the messages you can't take depression serious enough and to listen and not just try to fix things but really listen." now...susan organizes the "run with grace" event...now in it's third year. susan says, "when grace died i knew i wanted to do something to honor her memory and something good and positive." some people wear special shirts during the race to honor grace. others...honor her differently. susan says, "grace loved chickens and some people dress up in chicken costumes which is kind of funny." the money raised goes into the "grace and kindness fund" for kids who want to go to summer camp...or an activity of their choice. susan says, "it just seemed like a natural fit because grace loved her camps." now susan is making sure grace's love for camp...and her kindness...live on. susan says, "that's where the kindness matters comes from and i think we can all work to be a little kinder and help others. rachel says, "if you want information on where you can
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