The Spark Vol 2

The Spark Vol 2

THE SPARK Volume 2, July 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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Lifetime Struggle, Hopeful Future

Lifetime Struggle, Hopeful Future

My name is John. I am 55 years old. My struggles with alcohol began in my teens. I took my first drink when I was about 13 and the drugs then came soon after. My family members have also struggled with alcohol. This type of addiction can be an inherited trait. During...

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Dani’s Mom, Donna, Shares More of Dani’s Story

Dani’s Mom, Donna, Shares More of Dani’s Story

*TRIGGER WARNING* For this month - National Addiction and Recovery Month, I am going to share Dani’s struggle with “dual diagnosis.“ Dani, as you all know, is the reason behind 33 Forever and the reason we do what we do. I am Donna, Dani’s mom. So few people,...

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A Holiday Wish and Decision to Reach Out For Help

A Holiday Wish and Decision to Reach Out For Help

Dear Heck/Leedy Family,  Some of you know me while others of you may not.  I was friends with the Heck family growing up, and came to know of the Leedy family while attending Lexington High School. Please allow me to start my extending my long overdue, sincerest...

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The 33 Forever Scholarship in Honor of Danielle Leedy

The 33 Forever Scholarship in Honor of Danielle Leedy

The 33 Forever Scholarship in Honor of Danielle Leedy for 2021 is a $1,333 one-time award (payable directly to the college) to high school seniors in Richland and Pickaway County (Ohio) as well as speicifc scholarships at Lexington (Ohio) High School and Ontario (Ohio) High School (1 at each school) for the purpose of pursuing post-high school education. It is awarded based on the criteria below (not financial need).

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Mathew Shares His Story to Raise Awareness and Break Stigma

Mathew Shares His Story to Raise Awareness and Break Stigma

I have struggled and battled depression and anxiety since I was a teenager. I have reached a point in my life now that I finally feel safe to speak and tell my story. The purpose of this piece IS to draw attention – to draw attention and create awareness for an illness that affects many people around us. While some people do open up and tell their story, there are still many people who have sat in silence and will continue to sit in silence for a fear of judgement and a fear of being treated differently. A mental illness does not have a physical feature. It does not show on the outside of a person. Because of that, some people are really good at hiding the darkness they feel.

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A 33 Forever Friend Shares Her Story

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

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 2

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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