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Dear Friends and Supporters

Brian Dagle Foundation is almost five years old. The official date stamp on the IRS Letter of Determination (501c3), is September 14, 2014. My how we've grown. And with growth comes change. The mission, although it remains the same, the words are clear, and heartfelt, "anchored in hope and empowered to support". Our newsletter has…
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AFSP Niantic Walk to Fight Suicide

Come out on Saturday and support the Niantic Walk to Fight Suicide. Registration from 11:00am - 12:00pm Opening Ceremony: 12:00pm Walk Begins: 12:20pm Brief Closing Ceremony approximately 2:00pm Register before Saturday to avoid the line at afsp.org/niantic Online Registration will close Friday at Noon **Dogs are not allowed **The walk route is approximately a 2…
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Did you know? 4 facts about Suicide…

•In the U.S., suicide rates are highest during the spring. •Nearly 30,000 Americans die by suicide every year. •Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for 15-24 year olds and 2nd for 24-35 year olds. •On average, 1 person commits suicide every 16.2 minutes. Cited Facts from https://www.dosomething.org/us/facts/11-facts-about-suicide
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It’s often bittersweet

It's often bittersweet to know that there are so many of us out there but also comforting to know we are not alone and we understand. No need for useless words or phrases. We we spend time together we laugh, we cry and we share about our children. There is an undeniable bond we all…
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The Word is Change

Dear Family, Friends and Supporters, A little over a year ago I shared the word growth after about four years of feeling stuck – in my grief, personally…in every way one can be stuck. Finally, around about year four in this journey when I shared that word, I felt as though I was beginning to…
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For Ian

  For Ian by Ashley Prout McAvey ’92  On April 9, 2016, my beautiful brother and dearest friend, Ian Uppercu Prout ’90, ended his life.  From then on, my life, and my family’s, was bifurcated into two distinct periods: before April 9 and afterApril 9. The pain of that finality, that physical loss, cannot be…
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Happy Birthday Brian

April 2nd, 2016. A day that brings both my greatest joy but also my greatest pain. Brian Timothy Dagle was born April 2, 1992. But he never made it to April 2nd 2012 to celebrate his 20th birthday. So this year on April 2nd, as usual, I was felt lost, sad, and empty.It was our…
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Oh the Places We’ve Been

Dear Friends and Supporters, As we approach the end of our third full year at the Brian Dagle Foundation, I am reminded of the Dr. Seuss book, "Oh the Places You'll Go". The book is written for anyone entering a new chapter in their lives. Our new chapter was not one of excitement and adventure, but instead a chapter…
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