On August 23rd, 1999, a beautiful bright light was born into this world. We named him Dominic James Curtis. He brought a great deal of joy to everyone around him. He was full of curiosity and adventure and had an immense thirst for knowledge. Sadly, as a teen, he began to develop depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. After a four year battle with this demon we call mental illness, he chose to put an end to it on November 25th, 2018.
In life, Dominic spoke often about his desire for a world filled with love, acceptance, and peace. We know he is still with us in spirit, and it is our desire to help bring the world a little closer to this goal. Out of our grief, we have created Dominic’s Light. The ultimate goal of Dominic’s Light is to prevent other families and friends from going through the pain that we are. To this end, Dominic’s Light will fund efforts within the community for increased mental health awareness, promoting mental wellness, advocating to improve access and availability to mental health care, suicide prevention and support for loved ones left behind.
More importantly, we hope that you will join our effort! We ask you to help spread Dominic’s Light through self-care, acts of kindness to those you know are struggling and being a friend to those who need one most. We would love to hear your ideas for ways that we can help our community! Together, we can make a difference!