Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Idaho teen, Jordon Edwards, has made it her mission to raise $2000 for our upcoming Strides Against Stigma walk event. At Edwards’ private high school, seniors are given the opportunity to pursue a senior project. As a teen who had struggled with depression, Edwards knew that she wanted to do something to help raise awareness and reduce the stigma around mental illness.
After some online research, the 19-year-old discovered Strides Against Stigma and has been fundraising ever since.
This year, Edwards will be celebrating her 8th anniversary with her adoptive parents, brothers, sisters and plethora of pets. Her family has been extremely supportive and Edwards feels blessed that her parents have provided her with the resources, counseling, and strong Christian faith to help her cope with her depression. Her goal in supporting Strides is to help other teens overcome societal stigma and seek out the resources they need.
Edwards and her parents have been working hard toward her goal of raising $2000. Through personal emails and social networking, Edwards is off to a strong start. Help her keep up momentum and support Strides Against Stigma by donating today!