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aboutus

Our Mission is to educate and advocate mental health, suicide prevention and creating bully-free, all-inclusive communities.

 

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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Board Members
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"My name is Connie and this foundation started because my 16-year-old son, Kevin, completed suicide due to depression and bullying. Around the same time, we had seen a spike in teenagers taking their lives because of the great emotional pain they were feeling. I made it a mission to help raise awareness and educate others on mental health and suicide prevention, and help create a bully-free community. Your one smile or kind word may be the one little thing that keeps another family from the loss we experienced."

CONNIE

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TRICIA

"Hello - my name is Tricia Sime and I became involved in Kevin’s Legacy after witnessing the lasting effects suicide has on the families, friends and the greater community. I want to be part of a greater cause to bring attention to suicide prevention, mental health awareness and a bully-free community. My hope is we can reach somebody who absolutely needs to hear that they matter and help save a life."

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"Hello, my name is Lisa Altreuter. I chose to be a part of the foundation to help people understand the need for mental health awareness and suicide prevention. We never know the personal struggles of people, remember that a smile and a kind word or gesture could save a life!"

Lisa

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Pete

"My name is Pete Romanowski, Kevin's father. I'm a member of Kevin's Legacy Foundation because, after losing my only son to suicide, I feel there is a great need for help and assistance to those struggling with theses issues; and so any families affected by suicide won't have to go through such an unimaginable tragedy that we went through."

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Abby

Hi! I am Abby Volkman. I am part of Kevin’s Legacy Foundation to help people realize there is always
someone here to listen. As someone who has struggled with depression, it took me a long time to
realize this. I personally know that one smile, one kind word, one “check-in” to see how you are doing
makes a world of difference when someone is struggling. I want to help bring attention to mental
health, suicide prevention, and build a bully-free community. I have personally seen
the effects of suicide on family, friends and a community. If we can be there for one
person in their time of need, we have. I want people to know there is always someone listening!

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.” – Maya Angelou

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Brian

"Hello, my name is Brian and I am part of Kevin’s Legacy Foundation. We are involved as part of the group to help as many people as we can. We have seen, and had, many family and friends be affected by suicide, depression, bullying, and other mental health disorders. If we can help one family not have to lose a loved one, we have found success!!!!"

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Whitney

"Welcome to Kevin’s Legacy Foundation! I am so happy you have stumbled upon our page and I hope you are able to find something inspirational here! Allow me to introduce myself, I am Whitney Hegseth, Board Member of KLF and local Marketing Professional. I chose to be a part of Kevin’s Legacy Foundation in honor of my best friend, Jesse Dillon Gullickson. My best friend took his own life when we were 14 and I have always wanted to do something to honor him and the impact he had on my life. Being a part of the board at KLF means providing mental health and suicide awareness, assisting in creating a bully free community and striving to make a difference in the stigma associated with mental health and suicide. Regardless of who you are – I want you to know you are never alone, the entire team at Kevin’s Legacy is here with you – please don’t hesitate to reach out to any one of us! And remember: “People will forget what you said, they will forget what you did, but they will never forget the way you made them feel!” – Maya Angelou"

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Bridgett

"Hello, my name is Bridgett and I lost my brother to suicide and bullying in 2016 - which is why I choose to be a part of Kevin's Legacy. Everybody has struggled emotionally at one point. My goal is to help others become comfortable talking about their mental health and with speaking out against bullying in all forms. A simple, kind gesture or smile could be enough to change someone's entire mood for the day, and yours too - knowing you've had a positive impact on someone!"