Meigs County High School TWLOHA Benefit

The vision is that we actually believe these things… You were created to love and be loved. You were meant to live life in relationship with other people, to know and be known. You need to know that your story is important and that you're part of a bigger story. You need to know that your life matters. We live in a difficult world, a broken world. My friend Byron is very smart - he says that life is hard for most people most of the time. We believe that everyone can relate to pain, that all of us live with questions, and all of us get stuck in moments. You need to know that you're not alone in the places you feel stuck. We all wake to the human condition. We wake to mystery and beauty but also to tragedy and loss. Millions of people live with problems of pain. Millions of homes are filled with questions – moments and seasons and cycles that come as thieves and aim to stay. We know that pain is very real. It is our privilege to suggest that hope is real, and that help is real. You need to know that rescue is possible, that freedom is possible, that God is still in the business of redemption. We're seeing it happen. We're seeing lives change as people get the help they need. People sitting across from a counselor for the first time. People stepping into treatment. In desperate moments, people calling a suicide hotline. We know that the first step to recovery is the hardest to take. We want to say here that it's worth it, that your life is worth fighting for, that it's possible to change. Beyond treatment, we believe that community is essential, that people need other people, that we were never meant to do life alone. The vision is that community and hope and help would replace secrets and silence. The vision is people putting down guns and blades and bottles. The vision is that we can reduce the suicide rate in America and around the world. The vision is that we would learn what it means to love our friends, and that we would love ourselves enough to get the help we need. The vision is better endings. The vision is the restoration of broken families and broken relationships. The vision is people finding life, finding freedom, finding love. The vision is graduation, a Super Bowl, a wedding, a child, a sunrise. The vision is people becoming incredible parents, people breaking cycles, making change. The vision is the possibility that your best days are ahead. The vision is the possibility that we're more loved than we'll ever know. The vision is hope, and hope is real. You are not alone, and this is not the end of your story. Jessica Schrank says: "i am a proud supporter of TWLOHA [To Write Love On Her Arms]!!! LOVE is the Movement. To Write Love on Her Arms is a work in progress. This began with one broken girl, one painful night; addiction, depression, cutting. This is a glimpse at the five days that followed, a decision to love and to begin telling her true story. To Write Love on Her Arms is becoming something bigger, something hopeful. It's the realization of what life can be when we commit to meeting a need. A friend of mine told me there's no such thing as suicide prevention. This is an attempt to prove him wrong, to say that love can change a life. We can hold back the darkness. Rescue is possible. More soon to come. Join us as we continue to write this story, and as we begin to offer hope to the many hopeless who walk these dark roads." Phill Rickman says: " To Write Love On Her Arms and it's the most important and meaningful thing I have ever made the decision to become a part of. This organization helps so much, giving hope to the hopeless, comfort to those brought to their knees, and the strength to rise from the ground and continue their walk on the path of life. As you can tell, this movement means the world for me. If I didn't have it, my life would be boring, and pretty meaningless to other people. But this, this gives me a purpose. This makes me feel like i'm doing my part to fix The World. And I'll be sure I don't let anyone, especially adults and authority figures, stand in the way of spreading the word around the school and around town so it can get to the ears of those that need it most. TWLOHA for LIFE" sign below to help spread the word. we are tryin to get the school board to allow us to have a benefit at our school. help us out and sign!!

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Katie Koper: http://www.myspace.com/babygurl1621 Jessica Schrank: http://www.myspace.com/jessie_schrank Phill Rickman: http://myspace.com/jackalteeth

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http://www.twloha.com

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    6 years ago Comments: i will support this .. i believe that if love can help save a life then we should go as far as we can to save =)
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