Death isn’t always the most easiest things to handle, even if you’re familiar with it’s face, especially when it takes the ones closest to you away. A couple of months ago, a friend of mine decided to to end her life. She like shared qualities that we’d often talked to till late nights. We shared a connection that most people were afraid of talking about because it just wasn’t normal. Despite that, there was always something she kept to herself, personal demons that finally ate at her to a point where what she did seemed like the only choice.
The mind is a turbulent place, some of us battle with it our entire lives trying to find a way our or a hand to hold in the dark. Most, never see the light again, left alone with the demons of their own nightmares. I know what it’s like to go through that. I wrestle my own demons as well, trying to keep the line between the real world and my mind very far apart. Yet some days, you can’t always win forever.
She will be missed, but she did leave a legacy in her wake.
So in memory of Val, some of her closest friends have decided to raise money for the Malaysian Mental Health Association by means of the 24 hour madness known as Blogathon. Even though they started their publicity a little later than most, it’s worth looking into it to ensure that other people don’t have to go through the same losses we all did. They need your support and I hope you can give that.
For the sake of those who fight alone in the cold nights of the mind. I hope you can help give them that measure of peace.
This year Footsteps in the Mirror will be blogging to raise money for the Association for International Cancer Research which is a non-profit organisation that helps fund cancer research throughout the world. If you’re willing to help, you can sign up on the Blogathon website and pledge your amount right here. Help make a difference, no matter how small it may be.
For more on the Blogathon 2007 series, you can read them below: