This is the reason I started Buttons of Hope and why I continue to believe that these little buttons can change the world.
I lost my husband Dameon on 10-16-07 devastatingly, to suicide. I am now raising my young daughter on my own and these last few months have been a complete daze. There aren't enough words to express the emotions and the questions the went and still go through my mind.
I felt that no one could possibly understand what I was going through and I felt so alone. I decided to try some support groups eventually got involved with AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention). I learned about a walk called, "Out of the Darkness" that would be raising awareness about suicide and support for others in the same situation.
I decided to join the walk and came up with a team name, "Dameon's Spirit Lives On". I thought (photo) buttons would be a great way to keep my husband's memory alive as well as raise awareness and funds for this sad but well needed cause.
Buttons of Hope really put a face to this cause. I can think about Dameon and know that this will help support others in his memory. I know my family and I can proudly wear our buttons during the walk and have a beautiful keepsake as well. Thank you Buttons of Hope. ~ Jamie Hushower
Jamie thank you. You are an inspiration for your daughter and those around you. You are the difference!