The Leftover Pieces; Suicide Loss Conversations
Scattering CJ; A Global Community from the Ashes
September 04, 2022
Today I share an amazing story about how one mom dug deep into her broken mom's heart and honored her child. We talk about the common feeling and challenges that unite all of us that have had our lives shattered by suicide but we also honor the uniqueness that is each of our children.
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Hallie Twomey carries a burden of guilt surrounding her 20-year-old son CJ’s death which has molded her into a life of advocacy. She turns to her husband John and son Connor for support both emotionally and physically but also knows that helping others, helps her. Hallie labors through her guilt by talking openly and honestly, as often as possible, to anyone that will listen. She shares in raw detail about the nightmare CJ’s death has left behind in hopes that his story may help prevent others from following in his footsteps.
Scattering CJ was an idea born out of Hallie’s need to do something more for her son. Although it was her idea, to begin with, it would not have been possible without the full support of both John and Connor. Over the past 8 years, all three have opened themselves to this journey and trusted that it was the right decision. They collectively agree that CJ’s journey on this planet wasn’t over and that his 'larger than life personality should travel far and wide. They are all humbled and honored by the response Scattering CJ has received and owe a debt of gratitude to all those who now consider themselves a part of the Scattering CJ community.
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