Help for Serious Mental Illness and Matt’s 37th Birthday

Mental Illness You are Not alone

Matt would be 37 years old today. While we’ve had to live five years without Matt and learned how to live and find some happiness in spite of our grief, there’s not a day that goes by that we don’t hurt from missing him.  We are grateful for the 32 years of wonderful memories we shared with Matt that make us smile and warm our aching hearts, but we miss him so much.  

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Teaching Compassion Through Virtual Reality

VR kindness

When I first used Virtual Reality (VR), I found I couldn’t use it for long because it gave me a headache. While it’s still a relatively new technology, it’s come a long way in just a few years. Beyond the games that can be played on it, the experiences that are available are infinite. Even better, they’re finding that through these experiences, they’re able to expand people’s empathy. Continue reading Teaching Compassion Through Virtual Reality

Announcing our Matt Kurtz Kindness Award Winners for November 2021

Kristen Weinberg Kindness Award Winner
Sriya Tallapragada Kindness Award Winner

Thanks again to our generous donors, we are thrilled to announce two winners of our Kindness Award, Kristen Weinberg and Sriya Tallapragada.  Both of them go above and beyond to help others and we’re blown away by their compassion, their selflessness, and their ability to get other people to share in their vision of helping those in need.  Their acts of kindness have rippled out and touched thousands of lives.  They’re incredible and we’re so proud to have them as part of our MKRO family.

Winners receive a certificate and $250.  We tell them kind people tend to neglect themselves, this money is to spread kindness on themselves.  

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