Since the tragic death of their daughter, the Kammerman family has been working to share her legacy–an incredible message of hope–found in a video she had made before she died and discovered ten months later. In addition to sharing the video, the family has worked with a team of professionals to develop a free app (Safe Hearts) that will help others have an easier time to navigate the system and find resources and help for their loved ones. WMH would like to help the family to spread Reesa’s Legacy and offer help and hope to others who are suffering,
The Story Behind Reesa’s Legacy
“My daughter, Reesa Kammerman, was involved in a tragic car accident on July 12, 2013. She died three times that day, each time being resuscitated. However, 16 days later she died for the last time.
Ten months after her death a video she had made was discovered on the computer. It is a heart wrenching video that lasts only a few minutes but ends with a beautiful message of hope! In the video she tells of her challenges in life and how she overcame them. And she tells it all without saying a word!
We had an overwhelming feeling to share it. We call the video “Reesa’s Legacy”.” Read more on the Kammerman family blog.
The Safe Hearts App
The Safe Hearts app (developed as part of Reesa’s Legacy) is full of local (Utah County) resources including links and phone numbers. Topics covered include: Suicide, Abuse, Family Life, Eating Disorders, Emotional and Mental Health, Addictions, Running Away, Teen Pregnancy, and Self Harm along with information to remove both stigma and misconceptions regarding those who have various struggles in their life. The app is designed to empower people to overcome their challenges. Look for the app in both the GooglePlay and Apple app stores.
United Way of Utah County provides the 2-1-1 Hotline and Website. 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember telephone number that connects people with important community services and volunteer opportunities. By making services easier to access, 2-1-1 encourages citizen involvement and fosters self-sufficiency.
Wasatch Mental Health provides a wide array of mental health and counseling services for all ages as well as a 24-Hour Crisis Hotline (801) 373-7393 to help those experiencing a mental health crisis.
Hope4Utah, Hope4Utah focuses on suicide prevention with a three pronged approach: prevention, intervention, and post-vention.
If you or someone you know is struggling and you don’t know where to turn for help, please reach out! Help is available and there are people who care and can help you find the help that you need.