2 years today, former Vancouver Canucks player Rick Rypien committed suicide. I had always loved watching him play, and it was a shock to hear of his passing. I remember in January the next year, I went to game where they honored Rick’s memory by starting their battle against Mental Illness. My dad and I bought a shirt, trying to do our thing to help out. I remember being so heart broken, thinking about what his friends and family must have been feeling throughout all of this. And little did I know, my best friend would commit suicide less than 2 weeks later.
My heart still aches for these 2 lives who left us too soon..
"It may sound absurd… but don’t be naïve,
Even heroes have the right to bleed.”
R.I.P. Rick Rypien, May 16, 1984 - August 15, 2011
R.I.P. Willie Pion October 21st, 1995 - February 1, 2012