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This Site is Dedicated To My Late Son
On Friday 1 November 2002, my eldest son Kristian, aged 20, tragically died. He left behind a one-year-old daughter, Kayla. His most outstanding qualities were his compassion, forgiveness and concern for those less fortunate than himself. I taught him the value of helping others and will continue to follow his example by supporting those who have come to this site for guidance and those who visit my other sites Mothers Over 40 and Child Suicide for comfort, reassurance and support.
On Halloween 2002, Jan Andersen’s 20-year-old son Kristian found a permanent solution to his misery. Suicide. He wrote two suicide notes, took an overdose of Heroin and died on Friday 1 November 2002. Chasing Death attempts to put candid, but heartrending words to the often incommunicable pain that the surviving families endure, not only through the telling of Kristian’s story, but through the experiences of other families mourning the loss of a child, stepchild, sibling, friend or relative to suicide.
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Chasing Death is available at Amazon worldwide and all good book stores.