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.

October 28, 2017: #Ride4 Jason Brown (by Candace Brown)

Tell us about them…

Jason loved all things Chevy, his 12yr old Daughter Gabby, and his family. His motto was “Go big or Go Home!” I met him at his lowest point and helped him get the help he needed. Two years later we were married and moving to Michigan. He joined a volunteer fire department and lived for the fire service. It was his passion. Something changed in his mental health after we had a disagreement about marriage counseling and he chose to end his life. I wish everyday he could be here for all the big moment in his Daughter’s life that she will need him here for. We all Love and Miss you Jason Brown! 12/30/83-07/04/16

How has your perspective of depression and suicide shifted over time?

I’ve become an Advocate for AFSP and strong supporter on gun rights for mental illness. I am active in my community supporting my local crisis center. I hope one day to make a career out of helping others with mental illness and thoughts of suicide.

A small special way we can celebrate them on the road?

Please share this wonderful video tribute of him if possible.

Is there a particular favorite song or band of theirs, or one you remember them by?

“Shakin’” by Eddie Money.

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