A Tooele High graduate and student at USU. Having seen too many suicides, Amelia's devotion to sharing hope is amazing.
The Story Of Three Young Men
In early 2014, indescribable tragedy struck the small town of Tooele, Utah. Three local families and many friends’ lives were forever changed, never to return to the way things were before.
Each of us were left asking ourselves questions
“What could I have done differently?”
Something Had To Be Done
Being lost in darkness and feeling compelled to commit suicide is something our family, friends, and community members shouldn’t have to go through. Losing anyone to suicide is horrific and no one should have to go through it. More and more people are affected by depression and suicide every day and we’ve got to put a stop to it. For our lost loved ones sake. Like so many who have been touched by suicide, each of us were left asking ourselves questions like, “Why?”, “What could I have done differently?”, “What could I have done to save him?”.
Fiery Determination Emerged From Heartbreak
During the days and weeks that followed and while in conversation with a family member of one these young men, we realized and agreed that something had to be done. A fire of determination was emerging from the heartbreak and pain we where going through. We saw that we where in a position to to prevent this unspeakable sadness from happening to others and that we could ultimately play a small part in the healing of those who have experienced this tragedy without warning. And so it was, out of these ashes, the life’s Worth Living Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization, was born.
A Community Of Change
Bringing people together under one roof and openly sharing thoughts and ideas without judgement is a major facet to our mission. Every individual deserves an approachable network of qualified outlets and to feel welcome to speak what’s on their mind.
It is our goal at Life’s Worth Living Foundation to grow this community of change by fostering connections, getting people involved in the discussion, and giving these communities a place to grow. Not every has the time to look into finding help for themselves or their loved ones. This is why we want to create free and accessible resources that help connect people to caring communities.
Our calendar displays upcoming events and important dates regarding not only suicide awareness, but also a variety of public events that are free to attend. If you’d like to host an activity, event, or want to make a suggestion – please contact us! We really love collaboration and we are excited to hear your ideas.
Hearts Behind The Mission
If dedication is the measure of an organization’s strength, The Life’s Worth Living team is as strong as they come. Each of us brings a unique story that makes us one of the most passionate groups of people anywhere when it comes to combating suicide and its effects. For us, it’s more than just a great cause. It’s personal.
A mom and grandma first! Barb loves shopping and her family. After losing her son to suicide, she lifts everyone she can.
Ed loves youth, the outdoors and making things work. His experience grieving the loss of his son to suicide brings wisdom.
A tireless, hardworking, leader who loves the outdoors and his family. Founded LWLF after losing 2 friends to suicide.
A healing heart of gold! Missy's ability to sooth wounded hearts is quickly recognized and felt by everyone she touches.
Sarah's greatest joy is her son. Seeing those who have been devastated by suffering a loss drives her to help.
Retired Air Force and 30-year medic, Ted loves golf with his son. His greatest desire? For everyone to know "they are worth it"
Brilliant and always serving! Toby loves history and learning. The loss of a family friend drives him to share hope wherever its needed.
Tracy loves creating beauty, floral arranging and crafts. For her, it’s all about saving lives and making a better, stronger community.