Each ride-day the Light the Trail team will #Ride4 a victim of suicide to honor and celebrate their life, and to further healthy conversation about this important topic. If there’s someone you’d like us to #Ride4, please visit the #Ride4 page.
September 22, 2017: #Ride4 Treasure Blandin (by Eric, Erika, Elissa Blandin and Desiree Partain)
Tell us about them…
Treasure was always bubbly, charismatic, giving, selfless and had a passion for music. When thinking about her the first things that come to mind are her love for the San Diego Chargers and California, her obsession with Scooby doo and the teenage mutant ninja turtles, her interesting taste in purses, her love for pink and polka dots, her free spirit and her love for her two daughter Erika and Elissa, which she referred to as her lady bugs and her love for her husband, Eric.
How has your perspective of depression and suicide shifted over time?
As a paramedic, I have run a countless amount of mental health and suicide calls but the night Treasure passed away was by far the hardest incident I have experienced. After Treasure passed away, I made it my vow to be a voice for her and educate the first responder industry about suicide awareness and prevention. From her daughter’s perspective, it opened their eyes about the prevalence of mental health and suicide.
A small special way we can celebrate them on the road?
If you got pink or polka dots, wear it! Or throw up some peace signs every once in a while as she loved peace signs!
Is there a particular favorite song or band of theirs, or one you remember them by?
here comes the sun by the beatles
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