A 33 Forever Friend Shares Her Story

My name is Melinda and I have struggled with anxiety and depression most of my adult life. I have a similar past of medications, hospitalization and treatment. The fact that I am here today is because someone grabbed me from running into 4 lanes of traffic and because...

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Tragedy fuels Lexington family

From the outside, Danielle (Dani) Leedy looked happy. She was 33 and successful, beautiful, with a great job, loving family, two dogs and a nice apartment in Washington D.C. But like many others across the country, she was wearing a mask. 

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The Spark Vol. 1

THE SPARK Volume 1, August 2019 THANK YOU! This is our first Newsletter for our friends and supporters. We appreciate your interest and your support and hope you enjoy The Spark. We have MUCH to report in the areas of our mission and will have even more in future...

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A Story of Survival and a Plan to Live

A Story of Survival and a Plan to Live

I have been struggling with depression and my mental health since I was 17. I hit rock bottom two years ago in January, after a failed attempt.  I spent a week in a hospital with detoxing addicts, came out and tried to go back to real life. I spent a month in...

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A Man’s Fight, Faith and Hope

A Man’s Fight, Faith and Hope

Hi, I’m a friend of some of Danielle’s family. I’m grieving the loss of Danielle even though I never met her.  When I was 25 and went to the doctor for a check-up for the first time, I told him I felt sad a lot. He gave me a quiz and I answered yes to thirteen of the...

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Drew’s Story

Drew’s Story

My name is Drew Kasper and I went to Lexington (Ohio) High School, the same school where Danielle graduated. I now attend Otterbein University. I was diagnosed with clinical depression and an anxiety disorder at fifteen years old right before my sophomore year of high...

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A Young Mom Seeks Help

A Young Mom Seeks Help

I am very sorry to hear of Dani’s passing. As a parent of a 2 year old and 4 month old, I cannot even begin to imagine the heartache and loss you must feel. Dani was a year ahead of me in school. Without a doubt, she was THEE girl every girl admired. Beautiful, funny,...

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