Monday, February 19, 2018

Madison mother shares story of son’s suicide to raise awareness

There are stories that break your heart at the same time, they help heal it.

I was listening to the interview with the Mom of a young National Guardsman, who committed suicide. She was talking about something as tiny as deciding she didn't have time to listen when her son wanted to talk. Moments later, he killed himself.

I don't know if you are aware of how hard it is to live with something like that, and even harder to open up about it. This Mom is offering raising awareness that other families need to hear.

Madison mother shares story of son’s suicide to raise awareness
WHNT 19 News
BY CHELSEA BRENTZEL
FEBRUARY 18, 2018

MADISON, Ala. - Most mothers hold on to precious memories. Wendy Galloway often looks at the scrapbook she made for her son Aaron when he graduated high school.
Some of her favorite photos are Aaron's senior portraits, his military ball and the day he enlisted in the Army National Guard. It's the not so good memories that Galloway wishes she would have taken more seriously.

"I was stressed. It was a Sunday night and I was trying to get stuff done and get ready for work the next day," explained Galloway.

Aaron came home from drill practice on July 10, 2016 and wanted to talk to his mom.

"I just waited too long and then I heard a really loud boom. And when I opened the door I knew he was gone," said Galloway.

The 19-year-old had taken his own life.
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