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Nathan's 10K 2018

We are trying to raise awareness for PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide because Suicide is a taboo subject, this needs to change

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PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide

We support young people at risk of suicide to stay safe and find hope in times of need

Charity Registration No. 1070896

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The run is to take place a the Crosby Leisure Centre (Swimming Baths) Post Code L23 6SX

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SUICIDE IT CAN BE PREVENTED- JUST NEEDS FOR YOU TO REACH AND AND TALK AND PEOPLE TO REACH OUT AND LISTEN

Nathan was a soft-hearted young man only 17. 

Grew from an adorable little boy, full of fun, to an extremely shy teenager. Could be stubborn and often frustrated.  

He had dreams of going to University when he was 13 years old after visiting John Mores University.  Wanted his own little apartment. He said he would have better furniture than we had. I did laugh.

Where did those dreams go? What happened.  

He grew very quickly at 14 years old 5'9, we thought this would give him confidence, he started getting a shadow on his chin and upper lip. Growing up so soon, such a handsome boy, I would smile. I did not realise that these changes were all too much with his shyness and lack of confidence. These changes made him stand out. That was the last thing he wanted, but couldn't talk about.

Nathan had acquaintances at the high school and a couple of friends who did pop in. From year 7 were he appeared to really enjoy his time, disintegrated to a real dislike. Running home from school at dinner times. Then later on taking time off. We as the parent's not getting to the bottom of why!. His timetable was reduced, segregated from his form. His own choice, but why. 

We only found out after we lost Nathan that the school knew him as a 'loner'. That made us cry. We were never told.

Nathan's brother, it was said he may have Asperger. Difficult times ahead. We asked and pleaded for help. Both in the house 24 hours, not going out, not interacting, depression could not be ruled out by 16-18 CAMH'S, they didn’t know what advice to give.  It was thought the boys were safe at home. They were not hurting anyone. Not taking drugs, not stealing, not causing any problems outside of the home. The door on our concerns was shut.

We lost Nathan our boy, our son, our baby on the 27th February 2013. It could have been prevented which is why we believe and support Papyrus.

Nathan's twin brother was diagnosed with Asperger at 21years old 4years after the loss of his brother. 6 years after Asperger was raised.


Broken dreams 

Broken hearts 

Broken Lives  

Don't take no for an answer, knock on doors, shout from the rooftop – 'OUR CHILDREN'S LIVES MATTER'.  

Nathan believed that energy ignited life and that is how life finishes. Here is a little poem to celebrate his belief.  

I AM ENERGY

I AM THE SOFT LIGHT SHINING THROUGH THE TREES

THE BREEZE RUSTLING THE LEAVES

THE OCEAN WAVES RISING, ROLL AND FALL, CRESCENDOING AT MASS ON CLIFFS, BOULDERS AND WALLS 

OR LICKING SOFTLY AT THE SAND OF THE LAND SHORES.

I AM THE RUMBLE OF THUNDER THE
PATTER AND WHOOSH OF THE RAIN,

THE CLOUDS CASCADING THE MIGHTY SKIES, 

THE LIGHTNING THAT CRACKS THROUGH THE AIR AND SWINGS THE WEATHERVANE.

I AM THE MAJESTIC SILENCE AFTER THE STORM.

I AM THE STARS, SUN AND THE MOON.

I AM ONE, I AM FREE, I AM ENERGY.


IN THE MEMORY OF MY MOST GENTLE SON NATHAN JAMES WILSON 23RD AUGUST 1995 – 27TH FEBRUARY 2013.



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