In a beautiful setting in rural Nova Scotia we will gather to share our love for our children. We will laugh and cry! We will engage in nature of life and leave feeling connected and loved. Isnt that what life is all about? We still have spots available. Come join us.
My heart overflowed with love on April 9th. I am often away spreading Rehtaeh’s message and trying to promote change and sometimes it feels like my province of Nova Scotia doesn’t support the continual work. However, I saw the care and support on this important day and it lifted my very heavy heart. After aRead more about Rae’s Awareness Walk[…]
April 9th at 1pm we hold our Annual Walk to Rae’s Awareness about Sexualized Violence Pledge sheets are available After our walk we will provide snacks/speakers/entertainment All are welcome We will be taking a community pledge to “keep each other safe” and placing stones along our route. Join Us! Sexualized Violence affects ALL of us.
Here are the words spoken to Toronto High School for the Need Help Now Launch! www.needhelpnow.ca
World Suicide Preventation/Awareness Day is Sept 10th. We will host this event to help bring awareness of the prevalence of Suicide and the struggles people face.The Rehtaeh Parsons Society will be joined by Six Points Tattoo Parlour to raise funds and help reduce the stigma of mental health. We will be having a two dayRead more about Semi Colon Fundraiser Tattoo – National Suicide Prevention week[…]
Saying… Two years 4months today it takes my breath away for so many reasons. Lately I’ve been reflecting on the heart. How the heart actually constricts during and following a traumatic event. Then we tend to walk with shoulders forward, feel tightness in our diaphragms (from irregular breathing) and overall a tightness in our bodies.Read more about Grief and the family..2yrs4months[…]
The first organ recipient letter came a few months ago. It was from a man in his 30’s who, thanks to Rehtaeh’s gift, will be able to watch his two year old daughter grow up. Rehtaeh’s mother has actually been in touch with him and they are hoping to meet someday. It was a beautifully written letter and it came a good time. It picks you up for a moment and I hold on to that feeling as long as I can. He promised he is going to be as good as a father as he can be.
Rehtaeh Parsons will live on in the lives of others thanks to the organ donations made after her death. It makes us sad but knowing her ‘gift of life’ has touched the lives of people and families of others is something we cherish. Read more about The Gift of Life and the Comfort of Love …
Most of what you are about to read was written months ago. Some of it by me and some of it by a person who I will not name for legal reasons. This information came forward following the death of my daughter and it is the main reason her case was reopened. As much as possible I’m not going to elaborate on it. I will leave out names, other than Rehtaeh’s, and information that could cause her mother or our family distress.
I truly hope you read this with an open mind and just try to forget everything you know or think you know about this case. When you’re finished you can conclude for yourself if you believe my daughter was telling the truth when she told the police she was raped. Read more about The Rape of Rehtaeh Parsons …
My daughter was three years old when we went to watch Babe: Pig in the City. There’s a part in the movie when Babe knocks over a goldfish bowl and the fish falls onto the floor and starts flopping around. When this happened Rae suddenly stood up on her chair in the movie theatre andRead more about Rehtaeh Parsons was my daughter[…]