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    CO - Dad killed on cross-country walk to honor bullied son who committed suicide

    Father killed on walk to honor bullied son who committed suicide. (katu.com)
    KIT CARSON, Colo. – Joe Bell had a message for gay teens suffering from bullying who might be contemplating suicide: “It’ll get better.”

    He was spreading that message during a walk across the country – from Oregon to New York City.

    Joe was walking in honor of his son Jadin. The 15-year-old boy was gay and suffered from bullying. He hanged himself on a La Grande school playground in January. A passerby saw Jadin and tried to help, but the boy later died at a Portland hospital.

    Joe Bell was walking along a rural highway in Colorado on Wednesday evening when he was struck by a semi-truck and killed.
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    Much more, with a video, at the link above.

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    Very tragic. This was posted by his organization Faces for Change:

    "Condolences have been pouring in from all over the U.S. and Europe this morning. Joe's mission was one of love that was bigger than he was (and bigger than any one organization). His purpose was — and always will be — to ensure that the choices faced by his son Jadin will never be visited upon another young person."


    "The further we (as the human race) grow away from the natural world, the quieter the natural world becomes and the more pathological we become as a culture."........Bernie Krause

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    oh wow. I remember Jadin's story.

    irony is such a cruel thing sometimes.
    "A word after a word after a word is power."
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