Beautiful Article About Kaitlyn and The Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention

Marsha Burney writes articles for Bladen County’s online Newspaper, Bladen Online. She contacted me a few weeks ago asking if it would be ok for her to do an online article about Kaitlyn and the Out of the Darkness Walk that was held in October. Of course I told her it was a great idea and I would love for her to do that only I would love to take a peek at it before she published it. She said that she would never publish it unless I approved it first.

Last night she sent me the words that she had written and told of the pictures she wanted to use. I read the article and I thought it was beautiful, so much so, it made me cry.

Marsha, who is a Facebook friend, and someone I have met through church, looked through my humongous blog, my many Facebook pages to come up with some of the quotes she used in the article that she has written. She got no instruction from me, no ideas for what to put in this article, and how she told the story. She also picked out the pictures. If I had done an article like this it could not come close to making something as beautiful as what Marsha has written. I know Marsha spent weeks working on this getting it just right.

I hope all of you will look at this article. It does my daughter Kaitlyn justice and I’m so proud that Marsha wrote it.

Thank you so much Marsha!!!

Please click on link below for article.

About gatito2

My name is Rhonda. I'm a registered nurse, for the last 20 years, that has not been able to work since the day I learned of my daughter's death by suicide 4-12-13. (She actually died 4-11-13 and her body was not found until the 12th) Me and my husband have been married for 32 years and he's a wonderful man. We grieve in different ways. He works, I write. This is my journey through this horrible land of losing a child..
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15 Responses to Beautiful Article About Kaitlyn and The Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention

  1. A Hot Mess says:

    The article is a wonderful and informing – Marsha did a good job. And you Rhonda continue to amaze me and help me every day.


  2. gatito2 says:

    Thank you so much. It was Kaitlyn that was amazing, I’m simply telling her story. She is working through me.


  3. A Hot Mess says:

    She certainly was an amazing young woman. I am truly grateful you continue to share your life with me and the rest of the web. I don’t think you realize just how much you and this blog have helped me.


  4. gatito2 says:

    I’m so very glad it has helped.


  5. lensgirl53 says:

    It was a well written article and a sensitive portrayal of Kaitlyn’s life and death. I hope the stigma will one day be eradicated and the world will come “out of the darkness” of being critical and passing judgment on something that is often misunderstood. It will take many compassionate articles to give light to this terminal disease. Thank you for sharing. xo..dale


  6. Heartafire says:

    this is wonderful and a very fine tribute.


  7. gatito2 says:

    I think it was too. I am so touched by it.


  8. gatito2 says:

    Thank you Dale. I agree, it will take many, many more articles and so much more.


  9. It’s obvious that the writer of the article took the time to read and absorb what you have expressed in your blog. I think she did an excellent job in clearly explaining what you are going through and why it remains an impenetrable mystery. Perhaps someone who reads the article will recognize themselves or a family member …and bring a hidden depression out of hiding. Perhaps a life will be saved.
    If only Kaitlyn had been the one to admit that she needed some help.


  10. gatito2 says:

    I hope it helps people. I so wish Kaitlyn would have admitted she needed help. But I also believe that sometimes the illness itself prevents some people from seeking help. If that makes sense.


  11. It makes sense. What a terrible catch-22!


  12. David says:

    You are doing a fantastic job getting the word-out about depression and suicide. Here is one example. Over the holiday I spoke to my sister -in -law who said my 23 yr old nephew didn’t want to leave home or participate in anything. I asked her if it could be depression and she said, Oh no! that was impossible, he doesn’t show any signs of depression. Well! I said let me tell you about a blog I am fallowing…
    You will never know all the good you and Kaitlyn are doing.


  13. gatito2 says:

    Oh my goodness you don’t know how good that made me feel!! Not that your nephew could be depressed of course, but the fact that now your sister-in-law knows that he could possibly be depressed and get help. Kaitlyn is helping people!! I am so glad and I wish the very best for your nephew. I can feel Kaitlyn smiling.


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