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Jonathan Hyman

Jonathan Hyman

In February, my brother, Andy, will have been gone 5 years. A day hasn’t passed without me thinking of him multiple times. Any number of things can conjure him up - a song, a movie, a joke.

I’d write about how Andy was a tireless champion for universal health care, especially to the poor and the underserved. but it’s nothing you can’t Google. What the obituaries won’t tell you is how supportive and loving Andy was as a brother. A true listener you could always count on to give an honest answer or opinion. Sending the perfect letter, email, or text when it was most needed. For those who were close to Andy, and there are many of you, you know exactly what I mean.

Depression is an insidious monster. Imagine a person at a coffee shop sprawled on the ground complaining of chest pain. Within seconds, they are immediately attended to by strangers and rushed to the closest emergency room. Andy had a head wound causing him unfathomable pain, and yet these same strangers wouldn't be aware he was bleeding. And to make it harder, Andy was not only unable to ask for help, he aggressively resisted it. This is what makes the monster uniquely cruel.

On Sunday, September 29, my family and I will be running/walking the Didi Hirsch 5k for the 4th time. Please consider donating. A number of you have joined me on the run/walk. Let me know if you plan on coming so we can add your name to Team Andy. New people encouraged! A price tag can’t be placed on Didi Hirsch’s mission: erasing the stigma of mental illness. So the monster can be exposed and cured.

With love and appreciation,

Jon (plus Susan, Izzy and Alex)

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Recent Donations

$250.00
1. JHJoshua Hyman
In loving support of both my brothers
$100.00
2. CCarbuncle
$25.00
3. bcBlakley Coe
$18.00
4. TSTodd Shotz
Always eager to support you and the rest of the family in this cause and to honor Andy's memory.
$100.00
5. BEBrooke Eaton
$50.00
6. JSJohn Slavin
Captain

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