July 28, 2014

Misty Holt Singh - an innocent bystander killed in a bank robbery in Stockton, California

Misty Holt Singh
Misty Holt Singh, age 41, died on July 16, 2014, in Stockton, California.

Misty had driven herself and her daughter, Mia, to a local bank to withdraw money for a haircut. Mia was waiting in the car while her Mom went in to do the banking. Misty entered the bank during a robbery being conducted by three men.

She and two bank employees were forced into a stolen SUV at gunpoint. The SUV sped off and was chased by the Police for an hour. Misty was the only hostage still in the vehicle an hour later when the vehicle stopped and a furious gun battle between the bank robbers and the police erupted. During the exchange of bullets, Misty Holt Singh was shot and killed in the back of the vehicle.

As of this posting, it is unclear if it was a bullet fired by the robbers or by the police that killed this poor woman.

Two of the robbers - Gilbert Renteria Jr., age 30, and Alex Gregory Martinez, age 27,
Angels of God, pray for Misty
and for those who have
lost her
were killed. Both had records with the Police as Stockton gang members. Jaime Ramos, age 19, another of the robbers, survived and is in custody.

Members of the Singh family very graciously expressed sympathy for the families of the dead robbers who have lost their loved ones.

Those wishing to donate to the Singh family can contact the The Misty Holt-Singh Memorial at the Bank of Stockton; or visit "gofundme.com/bplhfc".

Misty's family are devastated by her sudden and tragic death. She is described as a very involved mother who loved her husband and her kids. She did everything for her family.  She put herself last. She is also described as a community leader and a person who was loved by everyone.

A $50,000 reward is being offered for information about a fourth person who was driving the car that dropped the robbers off at the bank. Anyone with information about any additional suspects is urged to contact Stockton Crime Stoppers at (209) 946-0600 or their local FBI office.

Misty is survived by many loving friends and relatives including her husband, Paul Singh Sr.; her son, Paul Jr. and her daughter, Mia.

Pray for justice for Misty.

God save us from the thieves. Their greed is killing us, Father.

Pray that Misty is in heaven. Pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Tyler Zody - U.S. Military - died in a training accident

Tyler Zody
Sgt. Tyler A. Zody, age 20, died on July 24, 2014, at Fort Polk, Louisiana. 

Tyler was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans" at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, as a senior sniper.

Tyler died during training in a motor vehicle rollover accident. Three other soldiers were also injured. 

The incident is under investigation.

Tyler was a native of Fleming Island, Florida.  He enlisted in the Army in July of 2011.  He completed basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia, as an infantryman. After graduating from training, he was assigned as a grenadier in Company A, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment in December of 2011.  

Tyler had served one combat deployment with the Rakkasans.  He was in training for an upcoming deployment in the Fall of 2014 to Afghanistan.

His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, National Defense
Angels of God, pray for Tyler and for
those who have lost him
Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge and Expert Marksmanship Badge.

Military officials stated that Tyler was a dedicated and talented young Non Commissioned Officer, who will be greatly missed and forever remembered. 

Tyler's family members are devastated by his sudden and tragic death. He is described as an athlete who was into sports, hunting and fishing. He had wanted to join the military ever since he was a little kid. 

He will be forever mourned. 

Tyler is survived by many loving comrades, friends and relatives including his mother and father and his six siblings.

Thank you for serving, Tyler.

Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

Pray for all men who die at age 20. Yesterday they were just boys.

Pray that Tyler is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

July 26, 2014

Keith Williams - U.S. Military

Keith Williams
Pfc. Keith M. Williams, age 19, of Visalia, California, died on July 24, 2014, in Mirugol Kalay, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.

He had enlisted less than a year ago.  This was his first deployment.

Family members stated that Keith was a fun-loving kid who was just starting out in life.  

He loved his country and wanted to do his part to protect it. 

Friends said that Keith was excited that he was going to be able to return home in
Gabriel, Archangel, who stands
in the presence of God, pray for
Keith
October of 2014.  He said that he missed everybody. 

Keith's family members are devastated by his sudden and tragic death. He will be forever mourned.

Keith is survived by many loving comrades, friends and relatives including his father, Frank Williams.

Thank you for serving, Keith.

Pray for the 19 year old men who die in War. Yesterday they were just boys.

Pray without ceasing unto God for an end to this war in Afghanistan. It is enough. We are sick with grief for men like Keith.

Pray that Keith is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Benjamin Prange - U.S. Military

Benjamin Prange
Staff Sgt. Benjamin G. Prange, age 30, of Hickman, Nebraska, died on July 24, 2014, in Mirugol Kalay, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.

Ben had served in the Army for six and a half years. This was his third deployment to Afghanistan.

Friends describe him as an incredible friend and a great leader.

Ben's family members are devastated by his sudden and tragic death. He will be
Father, place Ben on the stairway
to Heaven
forever mourned.

Ben is survived by many loving comrades, friends and relatives.

Thank you for serving, Benjamin.

Pray without ceasing unto God for an end to this war in Afghanistan. It is enough. We are sick with grief for men like Ben.

Pray that Ben is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Donnell Hamilton Jr. - U.S. Military

Donnell Hamilton Jr.
Pfc. Donnell A. Hamilton, Jr., age 20, of Kenosha, Wisconsin, died on July 24, 2014, at Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.

He passed away from an illness contracted in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.  The nature of the illness has not been reported as of this posting.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

He entered active duty service in October of 2012.

He had served in Afghanistan from July of 2013 to March of 2014.

His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, National Defense
Jesus, pray for Donnell
Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.

Donnell's family members are devastated by his tragic death. He will be forever mourned.

Donnell is survived by many loving comrades, friends and relatives.

Thank you for serving, Donnell. 

Pray for all men who die at age 20. Yesterday they were just boys.

Pray that Donnell is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

July 25, 2014

Craig Sytsma - killed by dogs in Michigan

Craig Sytsma
Craig Sytsma, age 46, of Livonia, Michigan, died on July 23, 2014, at a local hospital.

Craig had left work and decided to jog along a country road in Metamora Township in southern Lapeer County. Sometime around 5:30 p.m., he was attacked by two Cane Corso dogs who were running loose. The dogs severely mauled Craig.

Neighbors came to Craig's aid and shot at the dogs to scare them away. Craig was transported to a local hospital where sadly he died of his injuries.

Craig Sytsma worked for Eltro Services in Oxford, in Oakland County. He was a divorced father of three children. He lived alone. He had survived colon cancer in recent years.

Cane Corsos are a sub-species of mastiff. They have a huge head and jaws and the males can weigh 110 pounds. They are descendants of dogs bred by the ancient Roman Military as guard and attack dogs. They were called "Canis Pugnax" (Dogs of War). Later, they were used in Italy to hunt wild boar and for bear baiting. These dogs are popular with drug dealers for use at grow-operations as guard dogs. 

These dogs were never bred to be family pets. They are banned outright in numerous jurisdictions around the world and should be banned in the U.S.A.

The two particular dogs involved in Craig's death have a previous history of biting
Cane Corso dog
people. Biting incidents were reported to authorities in 2012 and 2013.

However, it seems that in Lapeer County dogs trump humans. Apparently dogs can run wild there and do what they want and everyone else can take their chances. However, local authorities believe that it would be in the best interests of the public to have these two dogs destroyed. No kidding?

Death by dog is not acceptable in a civilized country.

Craig's co-workers, friends and family members are devastated over his senseless and tragic death. He will be forever mourned.

Craig is survived by many loving friends and family members including his three children.

Pray that Craig is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

July 23, 2014

Blake Pryor - A Good Samaritan in Round Rock, Texas

Blake Pryor and his
friend, Maddy
Blake Pryor, age 21, is a Good Samaritan in Round Rock, Texas.

Round Rock is a part of the metropolitan area of Austin.

On July 17, 2014, Blake was driving across a bridge structure when he saw what he thought was a woman who was intending to jump. This structure is 100 feet high. This is equivalent to the height of an 8 storey building. If she had jumped, she would have died.

Blake approached the woman, grabbed her and gave her a hug. He told her "It's not worth it." He held her back and offered to talk to her as long as she wanted. She had told him that no one cared about her.

The Police arrived at the scene and credit Blake with saving the woman's life.

Blake is a modern day hero. Many people would have sped by, oblivious to the potential tragedy that was unfolding at the side of the road. Many of us only see what affects us and not what affects others.

Blake graduated from Georgetown High School in 2011. He is currently attending
The Good Samaritan comes to the
aid of strangers, selflessly.
Tarleton State University and is majoring in criminal justice. He intends on enrolling in a police academy close to home upon graduation.

Blake has already proven that he has the motivation and the ethics to be a police officer if he pursues this career path. Despite being only 21 years old, he acted in a mature fashion, stepped up to the plate and averted a tragedy.

Blake stated that his parents always taught him to help others. Especially those in distress.

God bless Blake and all who come to the aid of strangers. 

They are the true heroes of our era.

God knows we need more men like him in this World. 

Pray for the woman who was suicidal. God give her peace. Amen.

Nicole Gates - a Store Clerk murdered in Battle Creek, Michigan

Nicole Gates and her three children
Nicole Gates, age 27, of Hastings, Michigan, died on July 23, 2014, in Battle Creek, Michigan. 

Nicole was an employee of a gas station/convenience store just west of Battle Creek's downtown. She was working the overnight shift. She had just started the job on July 3rd. 

She told friends that she had been taunted by a man and his three friends outside of the gas station on July 22, the night before.  Nicole knew her assailant but it is unknown at this time if they were in a romantic relationship.  

Shawn Pike
In the early morning hours of July 23, Nicole was found stabbed to death in a back room.  Beer, cigarettes and lottery tickets had been stolen from the store and her car was stolen. 

Shawn Pike, age 30, has been arrested in connection with this tragedy. He is facing charges of murder and armed robbery.  A 21 year old man was also arrested and may be charged with accessory to murder. 

Shawn Pike has a prior criminal record including sexual assault. He is only 30 years old and yet he is racking up a rap sheet like Judas. 

Angels of God, pray for Nicole
and for her children who
have lost their mother
If you have any information about this crime, you are asked to call Battle Creek Police at 269-966-3322 or Silent Observer at 269-964-3888.

Nicole was a mother of two young sons and a young daughter.

Nicole's loved ones are devastated over her senseless and tragic death. She will be forever mourned.

Nicole is survived by many loving friends and family members including her three children who have been robbed of a mother. 

Pray for all who go to work and who die there. 

God save us from the psychopaths.  They are killing us, Father.

Pray that Nicole is in heaven. Pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

James Boergers Jr. - a victim of murder in Ohio

James Boergers
James Boergers Jr., age 31, of Jacksonville, Florida, died on July 19, 2014, in Hocking Hills, Ohio.

James was in the company of Kimberly Napoli, age 32. They were renting a cabin at Hocking Hills. 


Michael Napoli
Michael Napoli, age 33, of Westerville, Ohio, who is the ex-husband of Kimberly Napoli, found James and Kimberly together. He shot and killed James Boergers. He shot at and injured his ex-wife but she managed to escape. She was transported to a medical facility.

Michael Napoli was apprehended on July 20, 2014, at a hotel 70 miles away from the scene of the murder. After a standoff, he was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the head. He was transported to a medical facility in Dayton, Ohio.

If he survives, he will be charged with aggravated murder, aggravated burglary and attempted murder.

James Boergers graduated from Jacksonville University in 2005 and started his employment with the St. Johns County Public Works Department in St. Augustine, Florida, in 2006.

He worked as a systems analyst providing technical support to the Department with respect to large public works projects.

The St. Johns County Public Works Department is in mourning over the death of their co-worker. James is described as a friend to all. He was well-liked and was a hard worker.

Neighbours of Michael Napoli, (the shooter), describe him as a nice guy, pleasant and
Light a candle for James.  Light his way
to Heaven.
outgoing. However, when a marriage breakdown occurs, all bets are off. Some people brush off divorce like a minor inconvenience and some people are mentally devastated. They feel as if their lives are over. Or alternatively, they get the notion into their heads that "if I can't have you, nobody will", which seems to be the case here.

If you are experiencing a relationship breakdown and feel that you are getting out of control because of it:


~ Speak to a friend or a family member who you know is calm and who will not exacerbate the situation.
~ Speak to a priest, a pastor or someone you trust.
~ Go to the local hospital's emergency room and say that you are losing it and that you need help. You may need strong prescription drugs to calm you down. You may need psychiatric counselling.
~ Turn yourself in to the local Police, saying that you feel violently out of control and that you don't trust your own actions. They won't arrest you but they may detain you long enough to calm you down or they may refer you to a nearby medical facility.
~ Do anything you can to prevent yourself from committing murder, thereby depriving someone else of life and destroying your own life in the process. 

Regret can last a lifetime.

James' loved ones are devastated over his senseless and tragic death. He will be forever mourned.

James is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members.

God save us from the Lost Ones. They are killing us, Father.

Pray that James is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

July 21, 2014

Johnathon Short-Scaff - bullied into suicide in Ohio

Johnathon
Johnathon Short-Scaff, age 13, died on July 16, 2014, at this home in Scioto County, Ohio.

Johnathon had committed suicide. He hung himself.

He had attended Minford Middle School in Minford, Ohio.

In the days prior to this death, this kid had been told by bullies at school to "go kill yourself". His eyes teared up when he heard this.

Prior to this, he had undergone years of nasty-ass picking at him over many issues including his size and weight. He loved sports but was mocked over his inability to excel at athletics. He recently went to a football practice and came back with bruises and a cut under his eye.

Apparently, he told the principal of his school about these bullying incidents but nothing was done at the time. He also hid the magnitude of this bullying from his family.

Johnathon weighed just 89 pounds and was exceptionally small for his age. Many
boys his age are 30 pounds heavier.

The Scioto County Sheriff is conducting an investigation.
Saint Jude, Saint of
difficult causes, pray for
Johnathon and for all
who are tormented by
bullying

The school district has refused to comment. The School District, of course, will deny any negligence or culpability in this issue. School Boards always do. They don't want to be sued. They frequently state that no one told them that anyone was being bullied. They also frequently state that they do not have the staff resources to babysit their pupils; they are there to teach them only.

The question arises - who raised the kids in Minford, Ohio? Wolves? You all let your nasty ass brats torment someone unto death?

To any teens who are reading this:
~ Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle. (Plato).
~ Don't contribute to another's downfall. Tomorrow or five years from now, it could be you who is being humiliated and teetering on the edge.
~There is nothing cool about human suffering.

If you are a teenager and you are feeling troubled, call these numbers:

~ In the U.S., for support on suicide matters call the National Suicide Prevention Helpline at 1-800-273-8255 or go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org

~ In Britain, call the Samaritans at 08457 90 90 90, or see www.samaritans.org

~ In Canada, phone the "Kids Help Phone" at 1-800-0668-6868 or go to www.kidshelpphone.ca

~ In Australia, phone 13 11 14 (24 hour Telephone Crisis Support) or go to http://www.lifeline.org.au

Johnathon's loved ones are devastated over his senseless and tragic death. He will be forever mourned and remembered.

Johnathon is survived by many loving friends and family members including his mother, Trisha and his two sisters.

Pray for all who are tormented.

Pray that Johnathon is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Jonathon Quarles Jr. - a 7 month old infant killed by a dog in Dayton, Ohio

Jonathon Quarles Jr. 
Jonathon Quarles Jr., age 7 months, of Indianapolis, Indiana, died on July 20, 2014, at a house in Dayton, Ohio.

Jonathon was at the home of his step-grandmother and in her care. Sometime after 12 noon, Jonathon was attacked by his step-grandmother's dog.

It has been reported that the woman only took her eyes off the infant for a few seconds when the dog jumped over a fence and attacked the boy.

The dog was taken into custody by local Animal Control Officers.  This dog should be put down immediately.

The dog was a family pet and is described as "pleasant". There is no known motive for the attack.
This is the dog that killed
Jonathon.  It has a huge head
and jaws.  Do you want a dog
like this around your infants?

However, last month, the dog escaped its property and attacked another dog. A complaint was filed against the owner but was postponed.

The dog is an American Staffordshire Terrier which is a sub-species of the Pit Bull breed.

Pit bulls are vicious and unpredictable. They were bred 200 years ago for bull baiting, bear baiting and dog fighting. They were never intended to be family pets. They have proven that they can kill people, both young and old. Many towns, cities and states do not allow pit bulls and related breeds within their jurisdictions including American Staffordshire Terriers.

Any family with an infant in the house or with children less than 10 years old should NOT, under any circumstances, have pit bulls or any large dog breed in the family home. Dogs are animals, people. They are not your children.

And please....no bullshit comments back from readers about how your pit bull is your best friend, and saved your life and licks your baby's face. These dogs are 10 seconds away from savagery. Are you the parent of a dog or are you the parent of a human child? Which is it? 


Why does Dayton, Ohio allow these dangerous breeds within their jurisdiction? Where are the legislators at the city, county and state level?

Death by dog is not acceptable in a civilized country. 

Jonathon's loved ones, including his step-grandmother, are devastated over his senseless and tragic death. He was only an infant. He will be forever mourned.

Jonathon is survived by many loving friends, family members and well-wishers who weep for him.

Jonathan was an innocent child. He is with the Father, in Heaven.

Christopher Goodell - Law Enforcement - New Jersey

Chris Goodell
Police Officer Chris Goodell, age 32, died in the line of duty on July 17, 2014, in Waldwick, New Jersey.

Chris was a member of the Waldwick Police Department. He had 6 years of service.

Just before 1:30 a.m., Officer Goodell was conducting radar speed checks and was parked on the shoulder of a local highway.

A tractor trailer (semi) swerved onto the shoulder and collided with the back of the patrol car, pushing it into a retaining wall. An off duty deputy from another state was passing the scene and stopped to provide first aid. Sadly, Chris succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

Ryon Cumberbatch, age 28, of Brooklyn, New York, the driver of the tractor trailer, has been charged with vehicular homicide and has pleaded not guilty.

Chris grew up in the Waldwick area and graduated from Waldwick High School in
Michael, Archangel, Patron Saint
of the Police, pray for Chris and
for those who have lost him
2000. He attended one semester at William Paterson University.

He enlisted in the Marines and served for five years including tours of duty in Iraq.

The Waldwick Police Department is in mourning over the death of their brother. Chris is described as an outstanding officer who was proactive. He loved his family, his fiancée, his profession, his comrades and his community. He will be forever remembered.

Friends describe him as a man who wanted everyone to be okay and to be happy.

Christopher's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He will be forever mourned.

Chris is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including but not limited to his mother, Patricia Goodell; his father, Mark Goodell; his sister, Nicole and his fiancée, Jillian Voss.

Thank you for your service to your country and to your community, Chris.

Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

Pray that Chris is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

July 18, 2014

The Stone Faced Good Samaritan in Ottawa, Canada

Stephanie Headley
Stephanie Headley, age 48, of Kanata, a suburb of Ottawa, Ontario, is suffering from scleroderma. 

Scleroderma is an auto-immune disease that hardens your skin, internal organs and blood vessels.  The disease leads to heart failure. She has had the disease for 12 years and her health is failing. Currently her lungs are working at only 48 percent capacity and she is on oxygen.

Stephanie is a single mother of four children.  

A doctor in Chicago can perform stem cell treatments that can greatly extend Stephanie's life and her quality of life.  However, the treatments cost about $125,000. (in Canadian funds).

Stephanie's family haven't the money to pay for these treatments.  They also need funds to pay for medicine and a careperson's living expenses. The family started two fundraising internet pages and raised less than $12,000.  

On July 3, 2014, a man phoned Stephanie's home saying he wanted to contribute and
The Good Samaritan comes to the aid
of strangers, selflessly.
that he was bringing a bank draft.   


Soon after, a man showed up at the door. He was wearing mirrored sun glasses, a hat and a jacket zipped all the way up to his neck.  He was tall and slim. 

Stephanie describes him as completely stone-faced.  He handed her an envelope.  She handed him a thank you card that she had prepared beforehand.  As he turned to go, she said "God bless you", and he smiled and left. 

When Stephanie opened the envelope she found a bank draft for $128,000. (in Canadian funds).  The bank confirmed that the bank draft is genuine. 

Stephanie collapsed with the shock.  The impact of this gift from a stranger is life altering for both her and her family. 

She will be forever grateful.

The stone-faced man in the sunglasses is a Good Samaritan. 

He doesn't seek notoriety or praise for his generosity.  In fact he has gone out of his way to maintain his anonymity. 

God bless this man and all who come to the aid of strangers. They are the true heroes of our era.

God knows we need more men like him in this World.  

July 15, 2014

Matthew Burdette - a 14 year old kid bullied to death in San Diego, California

Matthew Burdette
Matthew Burdette, age 14, died on November 29, 2013, at his home in San Diego, California.

Matthew committed suicide and left a note saying that he couldn't handle school any longer and that he had no friends.

Matthew attended University City High School, located in the University City section of San Diego.

Two weeks before his death, Matthew had been at school and eating sunflower seeds at his desk. This is not permissible behavior and Matthew was told by his teacher to leave the room. He wasn't told where to go, so he went to the boy's washroom. He entered a cubicle and masturbated.

Another male student in an adjoining cubicle peered over the top of the cubicle and filmed Matthew with his cell phone. It had to be a cell phone, unless you can walk around this school holding a camcorder.

The boy who filmed this then posted the video to several social media websites.

Matthew was teased, bullied and humiliated without mercy. You don't have to be an Albert Einstein to imagine the way this boy was treated by his peers. There is nothing as thoughtless and nasty as a bunch of smart-ass teenagers. 


When people of any age enter a public washroom and go into a cubicle with a door,
Saint Bernadette of Lourdes, who
said "I am ground like a grain of
wheat", pray for Matthew and
for all who are ground down by
bullying
they do so with the expectation that they are entering a private space, without the possibility of being filmed defecating, urinating, masturbating, scratching your rear end, or doing anything else of a personal nature. 


Not so, in the case of Matthew.

Matthew's parents are suing the school district for $1 million. They allege that the school staff were aware of the video and subsequent bullying but did nothing to prevent it.

The teen who filmed Matthew will appear in Juvenile Court in late July of 2014.

The San Diego School District, of course, has denied any negligence or culpability in this issue. School Boards always do. They don't want to be sued. They frequently state that no one told them that anyone was being bullied. They also frequently state that they do not have the staff resources to babysit their pupils; they are there to teach them only.

Why are students at this school allowed to bring cellphones to school in the first place? Are they fiddling and fooling around with these phones in class, texting, snapping photos and acting the fool when they are supposed to be learning in class?


To any teens who are reading this:

~ Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle. (Plato).
~ Don't contribute to another's downfall. Tomorrow or five years from now, it could be you who is being humiliated and teetering on the edge.
~There is nothing cool about human suffering.

If you are a teenager and you are feeling troubled, call these numbers: 


~ In the U.S., for support on suicide matters call the National Suicide Prevention Helpline at 1-800-273-8255 or go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org 

 
~ In Britain, call the Samaritans at 08457 90 90 90, or see www.samaritans.org 

 
~ In Canada, phone the "Kids Help Phone" at 1-800-0668-6868 or go to www.kidshelpphone.ca 

 
~ In Australia, phone 13 11 14 (24 hour Telephone Crisis Support) or go to http://www.lifeline.org.au


Matthew's loved ones are devastated over his senseless and tragic death. They describe him as happy before this tragic incident. He was into water polo, wrestling and the Boy Scouts. He will be forever mourned.

Matthew is survived by many loving friends and family members including his mother and father, Barbara and Timothy Burdette; and his sister, Masha.

Pray for all who are tormented.

Pray that Matthew is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.