A NOTE FROM SHANE'S MOM
THANK YOU FOR CARING!
If this can happen to my family, it can happen to anyone. I am "that" mom. I talk to my kids. I tell them how much I love them every day. I spend quality time with them, and we make memories. I do without - so they can have.
I refuse to allow Shane's death to be in vain. I'll always be searching for answers to how I could have saved my son's life, but I know I will never find them. That won't stop me.
I am trying to create a Foundation in Shane's name that will recognize and reward kids who stand up and speak out against bullying. And, kids who show kindness, especially in the face of adversity. We need to activate the silent majority of kids who witness bullying and say nothing. Perhaps if someone said something, Shane would still be here - safe with me.
The name Shane's Imagine-Nation was born one day when I was driving home from work. I asked Shane if he would give me a sign that he was OK. The song 'Imagine' by John Lennon came on the radio, and after hearing the song hundreds of times, that day I actually listened to the words for the first time.
Shane's Imagine-Nation will exemplify everything that Shane represented in life, and in (what I have yet to grasp happened) death. I will NOT allow Shane to be forgotten, and through all of this, I am hoping to someday make some sense as to why this has happened. I may likely never have the answers, but I will certainly do my best to find them.
I fully intend to make Shane proud.
Again, thank you for caring.
Sandy (Shane's Mom)