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Team Sparky

Team Sparky

My brother Mark was the life of the party, always laughing, telling jokes, the practical joker. He was the SPARK that would get things going. You knew it was going to be a good time when you were with him. He was funny, charismatic and seemingly full of life. He was outgoing, loved hiking, camping, sports and just hanging out with his friends and family. Anyone who had the pleasure of knowing him loved him, you just couldn't help it.
He was just "that guy" that everyone wanted to be around.

He had a wife, five kids, a nice house and a good job. He was active in his community and liked by all he met. I might be biased, but it was hard to fault the guy, he had it all going for him.....yet he didn't.

My brother silently suffered from depression. While he shared some of it with my sister and I, his depression was at a level none of us truly understood. Every day was a struggle for him to get through. Until one day in March 2014 it became too much for him to bear and he took his own life.

This will be my third year participating in the Alive and Running 5K, Team Sparky's second year. There is strength in numbers! My hope is to bring a voice to suicide prevention, to get people talking. I want to share my brothers story and let people know they can get help.

Thank you for visiting. This cause is very dear to our team, and we appreciate all the support we can get! Together we can make a difference! - Team Sparky


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