Sunday, September 5, 2010
A Brother’s Death Inspires a Wise Latina to Give Hope to Others
Sunday, Sept. 5th starts the beginning of National Suicide Prevention week. The Center for Disease Control reports that each year more than 34,000 people in the U.S. commit suicide. Wise Latinas Linked member, Karen Crawford knows the pain left by suicide. She wanted to share her story in hopes of making us aware that someone may need our help today.
When a raccoon walked into the backyard of Karen Crawford’s Los Angeles home; she and her brother, Yassy just stared at the animal. They were mesmerized.
For the brother and sister the raccoon’s visit had a mystical feel to it. The experience was something they’d bring up in conversation every time they’d get together.
Yassy happened to be in LA to do a video shoot for MTV3rs. He was an associate producer who lived in Queens, New York. Karen was much older than Yassy, and living on two different coasts made it hard for them to keep up with each others lives.
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