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Leanne Hibbs

A Message From Leanne Hibbs

My dad was a Marine in the Vietnam War at the age of 20. For years after, he suffered flashbacks and post traumatic stress for all that he saw and had to do at war. As a kid I always wondered why he slept with a pillow over his head. My mother told me it's because rats would get into their tents in Vietnam and they would put pillows over their heads to keep the rats away from their faces. The depression got worse and my dad sought help from a psychiatrist and medication but it didn't take his pain away fast enough and he committed suicide shortly after I turned 10. I grew up without my dad and I still miss him so much. I am now a school counselor and over the years, have helped many children cope with the loss of a parent, some from suicide. I think stopsoldiersuicide.org is a wonderful organization and much needed. My school is having a 5k race for wellness 11/14 and I'd like to run it in memory of my dad and the wellness of all soldiers.

RUN FOR LIFE

About This Campaign

Find a local run (or any run or marathon for that matter) that you want to run in. Do it for Stop Soldier Suicide and get sponsors to back you. Start your Run For Life campaign here to get started. You can even just run on your own or challenge friends or run in honor of a Veteran you have lost to suicide. Money you raise from sponsors means we keep saving lives and growing our Contact Center capabilities. We'll even send you a Run for Life tshirt to wear on race day.
  1. Leanne Hibbs
    Leanne Hibbs gave a $30 donation to support Leanne Hibbs
    Dedication : Wayne Hopkins Sr.
    My dad was a runner and I remember going to watch him and cheer him on. I know he'll be cheering me on today from heaven! Love you Daddy.
    over 2 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.
  2. Linda Newsom
    Linda Newsom gave a donation to support Leanne Hibbs
    Dedication : Wayne A Hopkins, Sr.
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  3. Wayne Hopkins
    Wayne Hopkins gave a $50 donation to support Leanne Hibbs
    Dedication : Wayne A. Hopkins Sr.
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  4. Dianne Pertschi
    Dianne Pertschi gave a $50 donation to support Leanne Hibbs
    over 2 years ago · Like · 1 person likes this.