Hallie Twomey is fighting a nightmare everyday that no mother deserves. She and her son C.J. got into a big argument which ended with C.J. taking his own life. The last words his mother spoke to him were spoke during a heated argument. The former air force member C.J. was only 20 years old when he committed suicide. His mother spent 3 years looking at an urn of his ashes in her home before she decided to turn this tragedy into an adventure and an opportunity for Hallie to smile again. What she did is unbelievable.
She made a post on Facebook asking for the help of family and friends.
Hallie asked her friends and family for help sending C.J. on one final adventure to see the world.
She enlisted her traveling friends to bring a little bit of C.J.’s ashes to some wonderful places he would have never seen.
At first it was just close friends helping Hallie but the post spread like wildfire and random supporters from all over the world have offered to help take C.J. to some amazing places.
At Lake Pattagansett in East Lyme, Connecticut.
There are two rules that volunteer have to agree to before they commit to helping C.J.’s mother.
St. Pauls Chapel, NYC.
First rule, you must tell C.J. that his mom will always love him.
Second rule, you must tell C.J. that his mother is sorry.
At St. Theresa’s Chapel Beach in Juneau, Alaska.
C.J. being spread with a great view of the Hollywood sign.
The Gulf of Mexico.
Iron Mountain in California.
Lake Erie in Cleveland Ohio.
C.J. in Jamaica.
Milford Lake, Kansas.
At Kalapana-Kapoho Road in Hawaii.
Inside the Banyan Tree at Rainbow Falls in Hawaii.
Over 150 packets of C.J.’s ashes have been sent around the world. One volunteer has even offered to bring C.J. to the top of Mount Everest.
This is the message C.J.’s mother posted on Facebook.
SCATTERING CJ is a labor of love.
It’s an idea born out of my broken mom’s heart following the tragic suicide of my beloved son CJ.
CJ was only 20 years old when he ended his life.
For the past three years, I have literally stumbled through life trying to wake from this horrible nightmare. I can’t change what happened although I would do anything to bring him back.
As his mom, I want nothing more than to turn back the clock and fix whatever led him to this decision…repair what was broken…give him the life he no longer has…grant him the gift of time that he’ll never know.
SCATTERING CJ is my attempt to give my son SOMETHING. It’s a mission to show my son – my crazy, life of the party, lover of people, smile so wide it entered a room before he did son – some of the world that he never got to see. It’s an effort to allow my child to forever rest in locations hand picked by caring friends, family and strangers alike.
It’s simply a chance to put my faith in mankind (a faith that has completely disappeared since witnessing my son end his life) and ask that others help me complete CJ’s final journey.
Please share this page and my mission with others if you are so inclined. So many people have already agreed to help take CJ on this journey but I truly hope many more will. This page will allow people to quickly and easily indicate that they are willing to scatter his ashes. It will also be a great way for me to share some of the pictures and video that I receive. Please feel free to comment or post as often as you’d like. Each time someone shares this page or leaves a quick note, CJ’s journey will grow.
Thank you in advance to anyone that offers to take CJ on an adventure.
I honestly can’t find words that adequately express how much I appreciate it.
Please know that you are helping my very broken mom heart deal with the worst pain I have ever and will ever face.
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