This was a comment by Audrey on the post “Lead a Good Life, Everyone: Trey Malone’s Suicide Note.“
“Trey was my son. We published his letter because I know that Trey would have wanted his message to be heard. I can’t help but be so saddened,however, every time I read his words. The sexual assault battered him, and the lack of support from the administration at Amherst defeated him, taking away any fight Trey had left. When I read the fist lines of Trey’s letter, I get a glimpse of the novel he will never get to write. He will never advocate for those who would have been buoyed by his goodness and sense of righteousness. Trey was an amazing brother, friend, son and grandson. We all miss his intelligence, his grace, and his sarcasm. No human power was able to help my child. We tried.
I get up early every morning, and when I go outside, I look up to the bright stars and I speak to my boy. His light shines through in beams of light from those stars. When I get too sad, I close my eyes to see him happy, standing in a bay in the beautiful blue green water that he loved so much as a child.”
If you are feeling suicidal, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-TALK
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