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Praying for the Stevenson and Negus family.  What an incredibly brave thing to do to share especially when things are still saw raw and fresh.  I cried and my heart sank as I went thru the clips on this website.  Sending love to everyone who is affected not only by this tragedy but also alcoholism. 
-MayMay
I looked the the site last night. A beautiful site. I can only imagine how many people. You’ve already helped and will help in the future.
What an incredible thing you are doing in your sons memory.
– Elizabeth Pritchard
Dear Ronnie , I just finished watching Houston’s legacy it was so heartbreaking, I couldn’t stop my tears.

Thank you for sharing his story. May God bless you and your family you’re truly an inspiration to have the courage to share his story definitely not easy. Love you !
-Anon
I am so happy that mental health is THE focus. It has such a domino effect to so many things, especially it being a catalyst to suicide. Thank you so much for being so real. Houston’s story will help so many others suffering.
-Selina Datoo
Beautiful website !! Houston is very proud of you and what you are doing in his memory!
-Nadine Vermulen
I watched your story. Very powerful and moving. I could not stop crying.
My son Johnathan struggles on and off with depression. Thank you all for creating this website – so needed for so so many. 
-Anon
OMG Ronnie.  Houston’s video was incredibly heart touching.  A beautiful representation of a very hard day for you and your family. Big hugs and continue to stay strong!
-C Kenneth Pon
Ronnie, my beloved brother took his life while under the influence of alcohol, just as your sweet Houston did. I never thought about it as an accident, but you are exactly right. They didn’t want to leave…they just didn’t know how to get through the moment, and sadly, their judgement was  off. GOD bless you and guide you as you are saving one life at a time. You have definitely been called by the LORD and he is shining his light on you. Job well done, strong momma.
-Anon
Hi Ronnie. I just wanted to say how amazing the new website is and what a wonderful thing your family is doing to help others. I cried through the entirety of both videos but just know this is going to help so many people…those with mental health struggles and their families.  We will continue to keep you and your family in our thoughts
-Sandi Binding 

I am in tears. My entire life has changed after watching the video as you see it through ours eyes.

So beautifully done, so well done.

Not only was it informative but I cried and have a different view on life and love.

I just found out I’m pregnant and if I can be half the mother you are, with the love you carry for your children, and still carry on the earthly plan for you angel Huston, I will be blessed.

This video changed my life. I am eternally grateful and will definitely be watching this again , and again. My new favourite “ sermon”.


I love you and your family

I have been struggling with mental health and that video changed my life. Entirely, forever

-Anon

You and your family are so incredibly brave, thank you for sharing with us. I hope learning to live with what happened gets easier and is gentler on you every day 
– Lucy Cunningham
This website is so heartbreaking and beautiful simultaneously, my heart aches for you but thank you for turning a tragedy into a beautiful legacy. Sending your fam love always
-Sky Lilah
To the whole family, I very often think of you, you have deeply touched my heart 
I went to visit the houston stevenson legacy website and I saw your videos which touched me a lot.
I don’t know you personally but I cried listening to you all.
Your family and mine have sadly gone through this kind of pain.
I have trouble finding words to tell but I thank you for what you do, it’s your mission on earth  you have already helped a lot of people I’m sure 

with all my love
Celia
Hi Ronnie, I just saw Houston’s website…absolutely amazing and what a soulful legacy he left. I watched his funeral with tears. I can’t imagine your pain that day. Thank you Ronnie and to your family. You are helping so many 
-Vaz

A huge thank you to you all for everything that you’re doing, especially for how much you’ve helped me personally!

Spreading awareness, kindness and love is exactly what this world needs.

Houston will always be right there with you on this journey 


We’ve got this

-Tyler K

What a beautiful website and so much content on it! It’s really a great thing that you guys have created and a great message with your legacy.  
-Blanc
Thank you for being strong and open to share Houston’s story the public. He’s truly so special and we miss him dearly.
-VS 
The Houston Stevenson legacy website will help and empower so many people in need of help. Through all the grief and heartbreak you and your family have been through is unthinkable.

But though all that..you have never given up on your vision to always help others and make a difference in this world. Your foundation will help and change so many lives….I am so very proud of all you have accomplished.


Also such a wonderful idea, having an interactive part to your website, I love it. I think it’s a great idea, it brings down the barriers and walls that some people have, with expressing their feelings and asking for that critical piece of information that can turn around their life!

What you and your family have accomplished is absolutely amazing. Your shining lights and strength to go on – is so admirable!
-Tina Short

So proud of you for your incredible strength. Your a leader, icebreaker, and a beautiful soul.


Thank you and your entire family for sharing Houston’s story, in doing so you are keeping his spirit and memory alive, you are helping so many others through your website and instagram page The Houston. Stevenson Legacy.

-Andy Crookbain

Oh my dear far away Friend,
It has taken 7 months to write this to you, and even now I can’t quite grasp the words to let you know how very very sorry we were to hear about the devastating loss of Houston.
The only way I can come to even close to remotely understanding is to believe God had another purpose for him, maybe he was needed more as an Angel above than as the dear, sweet loving soul he was on earth.
We too have battled mental health issues, as our 22 year old son is bipolar.
As well, after my husband Shawn lost both of his parents 3 months apart to Covid in 2020, my always happy and loving husband of 30 years became depressed and suicidal. Something just switched inside him, most likely due to overwhelming grief and lack of closure.
I can’t lie to you and tell you that life will go back to normal. Life without Houston is your new normal, and both grief and sadness will come in waves from here on out.

I just want you to know that we have never stopped thinking and praying for you all, and will continue to do so.
I’m sending you a bath and body care package because now,ore than ever you need to incorporate self care into your life, to keep yourself strong and be there for your sweet family.
The website is absolutely amazing, Houston must be so proud! I’m proud of how you’ve poured your grief and heartache into something so positive and life changing for so many people.
If there is anything we can do, a door prize, raffle or gift certificate you can use to raise funds and awareness, we WANT to help, it would an honour.
Until then, keep your eyes open on the mail for your care package 
Sending much love, hugs and support to you all !
-Anon
What an amazing legacy! I’ve gone through some of the website this evening and will go through more tomorrow. I applaud you and your family for opening awareness and showing your vulnerability through the most difficult time your family is living through. My heart goes out to you all and you are always in my prayers
-Elizabeth Sheppard
Thank you for sharing your story. It is not easy to share details of something so tragic. My uncle jumped off a 7 story building and died. We thought he was fine, getting therapy, on medication. And one morning he decided it was enough. I find great comfort in that you are trying to help others by sharing your pain. Thank you.
-M.A
I watched your story. Very powerful and moving. I could not stop crying.
My son Johnathan struggles on and off with depression. Thank you all for creating this website – so needed for so so many.
-Anon
I cannot believe how amazing this website is – First of all I could not stop bawling through the funeral, I still cannot believe Houston is not with us.

Houston had an impact on every life he came across , If you were having a hard day he would genuinely listen, he was there for anyone and everyone, and would leave you feeling so much better. Houston helped me through some very dark times, he was always so selfless caring and giving to others!


I believe that depression can be a silent killer as sometimes we have no idea that anybody is even feeling depressed, some people seem to be able to hide it so well.  The tabs all about mental health are all so powerful as well, I spent a few hours going through everything on this website!

What you and your family have created and the awareness you are building by sharing Houston’s story will surely help many people. I cannot imagine it was easy and I know loosing Houston must be earth shattering, I know that Houston would be very proud of you !

Millions suffer from depression. Thank you for being a voice in this world !
-Ashleigh Kennedy
I know you receive plenty of DM‘s a day and may never see this but I just wanted to say as a fellow immediate family suicide survivor past my 10+ year mark – watching you so publicly and honestly go through your grief journey has been one of the most gut-wrenchingly beautiful things I’ve ever seen in my life.

You have been so candid and so open with everyone just trying to offer support and solace to those who may need it and it has been incredibly inspiring!

I also wanted to share I had the opportunity to meet Houston just one time, but want you to know that he left every single person he’s ever met better than when he found them. He was a beautiful boy with a soul that was unmatched!

I am so sorry for the physical loss of your boy, but he will always be with you in his delightful spirit!

Obviously I cannot imagine what you are going through as a mother but will continue pray for you and your family to heal in your own ways and on your own timeline!

Stay strong !
– JL Connor
Thank you so much for that incredible website I went through every word every video every moment and it was heartbreaking. Devastating yet inspiring to let others know that they are not alone I thought one of the most important sentences that you said was that there is somebody who loves you.
In our darkest moment, the second we realize that somebody loves you it can change that terrible decision . It’s the survivors question everything. But the answers never come . My ex-husband recently passed and he came to say goodbye. Two days before he just didn’t tell me and I am left with the Why? I am grief stricken with anger toward him for that. Thank you so much Ronnie for your courage.
-Candy Alley
I just wanted to reach out and say that you are all doing an amazing job keeping Houston’s legacy alive he was and is a true gem
-H-Laudres
Your media is effective and touching. Unfortunately we sometimes find our calling through pain. Brutal honesty from you can save people. The sadness we all feel… it’s debilitating and may be the real killer. You are all doing good work – I feel it !!
Nicole Stefanie
I just went thru the Houston legacy site. Phenomenal !!
I’m too am a suicide survivor.
I’m pursuing further education to promoting interventions for mental health disorders in schools to children’s and youth.

There are not enough programs that are universally targeted towards youth mental health and addictions.

More research needs to be done to ensure we have on who, what and where these programs should be facilitated.

In my opinion it should be taught in schools what mental health disorders are and where you can find resources.
-Anon
Such an amazing website you have put together for Houston’s Legacy. This is going to help countless of mental health sufferers, their families, friends and communities! My thoughts and prayers are with you all
-Karen Gallagher

Thank you for being open about your journey. One that is easy to hold to yourself but you’ve chosen to open your heart and pain to the world, to keep Houston’s memory alive. Grief is a journey,  and learning to live

with the whole in your heart that is in the shape of a nearest and dearest is like learning to breathe and walk all over again. I haven’t lost a child, but I’ve lost family and friends.

I have a couple of memories from when you did your show years back. I didn’t follow the show entirely but from one Mama bear to another, what stood out was the moments you were on with your children and you could really see they were your world.

 

When I think of your journey and Houston I really stop to look at my son longer, hold him closer and fully/consciously be in his presence and it’s actively changing and carving a healthier path for his mental health

-Emily Rose De Genova

Hi Ronnie! I know you receive plenty of DM‘s a day and may never see this but I just wanted to say as a fellow immediate family suicide survivor past my 10+ year mark – watching you so publicly and honestly go through your grief journey has been one of the most gut-wrenchingly beautiful things I’ve ever seen in my life.

You have been so candid and so open with everyone just trying to offer support and solace to those who may need it and it has been incredibly inspiring!

I also wanted to share I had the opportunity to meet Houston just one time, but want you to know that he left every single person he’s ever met better than when he found them. He was a beautiful boy with a soul that was unmatched!

I am so sorry for the physical loss of your boy, but he will always be with you in his delightful spirit!

Obviously I cannot imagine what you are going through as a mother but will continue pray for you and your family to heal in your own ways and on your own timeline!

Stay strong
-R.W
Congratulations to Ronnie and all for this most special, unbelievable legacy website. I hope to be in touch soon about sharing my personal experience with mental health, suicide, etc which I had experienced a few years back. During that time, ironically, it was some of Houston’s words said in an interview that has really helped and I often heard those words in my head. Thanks Houston
The entire website and material is absolutely so thoughtful and captivating in so many ways. My favourite part that went straight through my heart was the letter from Houston which his mom helped him write. You had no idea how touching that was and made me feel closer to my family and want to make the effort. Those words were so beautiful. Thank you.
-Shivani Naomi Sarsthi
Y’all are bringing awareness and meaning to Houston’s death. Thank you for your courage.
-Carol Porter

Ronnie, thank you for sharing the deepest parts of your painful journey. I am so in awe of your courage and strength. Your son Houston had a wonderful life and family and all that changed in a single moment. I am deeply sorry for the pain you are forever going to live with.
My son has a life changing illness. This illness is causing him to fall into a very deep depression. He has struggled with alcohol as well. He is hanging on. But often feels hopeless. I plan to share this amazing site with him.

Thank you. I know you WILL save lives.
Love and prayers always to you and your family

-Anon

Oh my gosh Ronnie, I am so very sorry. My first thought besides sorrow is that I feel like he was thinking “I wonder if this will hold me? Or… let me try doing it this way (a pull up) you know what I mean?… out of curiosity… not at all for the horrific result.

I absolutely understand anxiety and depression because I suffer from it… I had a horrible period in my life with anxiety and panic attacks (before doctors and people understood them – the panic attacks). I have been taking medication for it for .. well .. 40 or so years now. (I’m 62). I really do understand it all, one thousand percent.

When I read what happened just now my immediate feeling was that he didn’t mean for the result to be what it came to be…. And I don’t mean it in just a “thought” way, I mean I feel it to my core. Instinctual and also by the way I can see and feel things.

I hope that makes sense to you.

As for the video, you will know in your heart if and/or when you should go into more detail.

-Anon 

Hi Ronnie, very nice website, and it’s great that you are leaving your contact info….. You are really helping others ….
If you ever want help organizing anything I am always available….. each time I met Houston he was always very polite, had lots of great stories. You are doing a wonderful thing here….
-Marie Trassolini

My heart broke again for you all watching these videos. Raising 2 girls through Covid I get how depression and isolation can hit you. I know you are going to help so many people with Houston’s story.  So much love to you all

-Sheila Stene

Ronnie, I just checked out the new website you’ve just launched. I just wanna say that I think it’s beautiful that you are carrying on Houston’s legacy, and helping people far and wide, in his honor. I can’t begin to imagine the pain you are feeling in his absence, and I’m forever sorry that you’ve experienced such a profound loss.

Your courage to share your vulnerability in an effort to normalize grief, while simultaneously making a difference in this world, is admirable. Keep going.

For yourself, for others, and most importantly, for your dear Houston. He is always with you, and he is proud of you.

You are incredible Ronnie. Sending you love and strength

-Samantha Preston

Vinery in the heart of Italy, since 1934.
Benvenuti!

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