These two boys are our inspiration for this site, and the reason we were motivated to start a movement - we call it "We Live On". On October 28, 2017 we lost our oldest son, Tom to a drug overdose at the age of 22. Trying to navigate the pain, and support each other, our family was hit with another tragedy six months later. On April 14, 2018 our youngest son, Chris succumbed to his grief and depression and took his own life. He was only 18 years old. Through the prayers and support of family and friends, we have been strengthened and motivated to spend the rest of our lives trying to make a difference in the lives of others. We are losing a generation to mental illness and substance abuse disorders and the system to address these issues is definitely broken. Together we believe our communities can heal and save our loved ones from the dire consequences we have had to endure. We need everyone to start the conversation about how we can change the direction we are going. And we have learned that each new day is an opportunity to make a choice for LIFE. This is how WE LIVE ON. We encourage others who have dealt with loss to join us. There is healing in fellowship, and in service to others. Will you be part of our movement?
- Susan and Adam Ward
2019: Year One of Service:
Met with NC State Legislators Asking to Strengthen Good Samaritan Law
Became Advocates with AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)
Received Training in Naloxone Administration and CPR
Hosted Suicide Intervention Training Workshop
Received Training in Mental Health First Aid
Participated in NAMI Mental Health Wellness Walk
Served on Planning Committee for International Overdose Awareness Day Event
Raised over $1300 for AFSP Out of the Darkness Walk
We Live On, Inc is a charitable non-profit organization located in Western North Carolina.
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About The Founders
Adam and Susan Ward live in Hendersonville in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. Adam grew up in the Asheville area, while Susan grew up in Louisiana. They married in 1993, and have 2 beautiful sons who are in Heaven. Contact us at:
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Congratulations Joe Nuckolls Winner of Our
Raffle Drawing $100 Gift Card
We couldn't be more pleased to announce Joe Nuckolls as the winner of our first Fund Raising Raffle! Joe won the $100 Amazon gift card in our drawing on April 1, 2019. We gladly agreed to change to a Visa gift card. Why? Because Joe uses these funds on his ministry with prisoners every week! We are so happy to be giving to someone who gives back so unselfishly to the community! We made around $200 from the raffle. Thanks to everyone who bought a ticket to support our causes! We purchased the materials for the Suicide Intervention Workshop on May 18th with that money. Thanks again!
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