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May 14, 2012
I find myself rereading your entry. Tonight, I reread becuase my son was trying to explain how frustrated he gets with others when they don't understand him. I appreciate your sincerity and generosity to share your heart with all of us.
April 18, 2012
I am so sorry for your unimaginable loss. Thank you for sharing and reminding us how valuable and priceless our children are.
April 18, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my son at 19 to suicide and I believe he got caught up with what alcohol did to him as well. Spencer sounds like he was a wonderful young man as I am sure he was. God Bless you and your family. If there is anything I can do please don't hesitate to connect with me. Please feel free to e-mail me at thejdfoundation@yahoo.com.
April 18, 2012
I did not know your son but I feel your pain and understand what you are going through. On Feb 29 of this year my son was in a car accident and then shot himself. He graduated from Lock Haven University, he was bullied as a teen, and he was self medicating with alcohol. I too feel as though part of me died with Chris and my heart is broken. my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I hope you will find peace and strength.
April 17, 2012
Celia,
I am so sorry for your loss. Spencer was a lucky boy to have a mother like you. Your insightful and wise words, both in the New York Times article and the tribute to Spencer are so valuable to everyone, escpecially those of us navigating the same path with our sons. I will send this article to the Junior High in my town for the "drug education teacher". The risks of binge drinking should be talked about more frankly and frequently. Thank you for your writing. Have you thought about writng a blog? My heart is heavy, heavy, heavy for your family.
April 16, 2012
i remember his dancing so well and how sad i was to see him stop--- i would like to know what years he was with me so i could find some video of his dancing for you..
April 15, 2012
thank you so much for the words you wrote about Spencer and his death. My darling Ali died on January 20th this year. I just sent this to our friends and family hoping it will also help them:

There is one thing in particular that Ali's close friends and I have been struggling to reconcile since her death.  Specifically, we all sincerely believe that her death was an accident.  But, to be blunt, how does someone accidentally hang themselves???   Still - we all know that Ali did NOT want to die.  Suicide was, and still is, completely inconsistent  with our experience of her.  She had plans for and was excited about the future.  She had just moved into a beautiful apartment with her childhood best friends.  She had just told Coral she was excited about eating some yummy leftovers for lunch the next day.  She was happy!  How could someone who lit up the room when she walked into it willingly extinguish that light?  

The attached article helped me get at least a partial answer to my question... ALCOHOL... "seductive, deadly alcohol. The drug that brings down the walls and helps us feel close – as long as we're drunk. The drug that circles back and rakes out your heart... The drunken impulse in a moment of despair that can never be taken back."  

That last sentence says it all for me.... THE DRUNKEN IMPULSE OF A MOMENT OF DESPAIR THAT CAN NEVER BE TAKEN BACK.  Of course, the end result is the same - she is gone.  I hope this is helpful to those who were close to Ali.  It does give me a bit of closure and helps me make at least a  little sense out of such a senseless loss.
April 15, 2012
My heart goes out to you and your family. I lost my son Scott to suicide in September 2011, who was a freshman at RPI. Reading about your son Spencer brought back so many memories. I am so sorry.
April 14, 2012
God bless all of you. I teach freshman seminar at PSU, and I will be sure to share this article with them. Thank you!
April 13, 2012
Thank you. A dear friend, who lost her teenage son to suicide, shared this via FB. I teach and work with teens and am posting this to every one of them. Thanks to your bravery and desire to make a difference, Spencer IS helping others and his story, shared by you, is likely saving lives. Much love - Jessica, PA.

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