Q's & A's | July 19, 2020 🏔

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Q's & A's | July 19, 2020 🏔

I was asked the following Questions:

Why the Yellow Ribbon?
- I chose to use the Yellow Ribbon because it stands out and has deep personal meaning. The colour is beautiful, The brightness is like a ray of sunshine - the colour of Hope!

What does it really stand for:
- Yellow is commonly seen as a symbol to support our troops and to give us hope. However, it is also a symbol for POW/MIA (Prisoners of War, Missing in Action), adoptive parents, spina bifida, sarcoma, missing children, bladder, liver, and bone cancer, craniofacial acceptance, endometriosis, and Yes -
suicide prevention.

Why did you start this Yellow Campaign?
- I Started with this campaign, in September of 2016. I looked to see if I could find any type of information and supports for Suicide Awareness, the information was few and far between.

How did Suicide touch your life?
- My Second born son at the age of 28, made a choice on October 2, 2015, he gave himself permission to die.

....it is quiet...

How long will you continue to make the ribbons?
- I was only going to hand make the ribbons until I reached my goal of 10,544 before my 1000 days of grieving were up. The day I completed the ribbons was on June 25, 2018.
The 1000 days since my child died by the act of suicide was on June 28, 2018.
10,544 was my magic number because that is how many days my child was alive. I wanted to honour and validate him.
That isn’t happening now, I have surpassed my goal. I dedicate all yellow ribbons I make to bring awareness to suicide, to try in one small way to prevent another Mother to feel what I have felt. I know I wont end the act of suicide, but I am going to try my hardest.

Do You have another goal?
- Yes I do, my child has been gone for 1022 days - I have already made an additional 1022 ribbons to add to the count of 10,544.

Another Goal?
- Yes - I am not sure 🤔 just yet. National Suicide Awareness Month is in September, so I will to ensure that at least for each day of September I have one ribbon for each of Quinnton’s Children. So I will have at least another 120 ribbons, that is my goal.

Personal thoughts: making the yellow ribbons has given me a purpose, given me the knowledge that one ribbon can make a difference. Some days I know I can’t help myself, but if I can help someone else, then I know

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