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Our story…

We lost our wonderful son, Paul Joseph, to suicide on Nov 15, 2007. He was only 20 years old. Our hearts are broken but we continue to do everything possible to prevent this horrible tragedy from happening to other families!


Help me raise funds for Second Wind Fund! Suicide is currently the leading cause of death for youth  in Colorado. The Second Wind Fund aims to decrease the incidence of suicide in children and youth by removing the financial and social barriers to treatment. SWF’s program is delivered in 30 counties across Colorado, including: Denver, Jefferson, Mesa, Arapahoe and Douglas. To date, their program has served over 5,600 youth since 2002. Your support will help save young lives from suicide! 

Second Wind Fund has a simple formula for levels of financial support. They are capable of saving a young life for every $1,000 received: 

12 therapy sessions x $70 a session = $840 

3 Suicide Ideation Questionnaires = $30

Therapist Travel Reimbursement = $120 

Minimal Administrative Costs = $10

Total = $1,000

Thank you so much for supporting me and Second Wind Fund! No donation is too small. If you need any additional information on Second Wind Fund, please visit their website:

Team members

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Barbara Mershon

Raised: $262.50

Team captain

Debbie Rubida

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Jeremy Cordes

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Renee Rubida

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Roman Koltuniuk

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Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Oct 10 Mark Jordan From Mark and Dan! Undisclosed amount
Oct 09 Barbara Mershon $2,500.00
Sep 22 Debora Barkmeier There is not a day that goes by that we do not think of Paul. You will always be in our hearts. We love you. Undisclosed amount
Sep 20 Angie Lutterman $105.00
Sep 16 Nanci Robertson A worthy cause Undisclosed amount
Sep 14 Jennifer Jordan $150.00
Sep 14 Victor and Cerise Nehf $120.00
Sep 14 Mark and Donna Lindel $25.00
Sep 13 Rich and Diane Nipert This is such a worthy cause!! Heartbreaking!! $262.50
Sep 12 Lindsay Hodges $52.50