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.  


Matt’s Birthday and Help for Serious Mental Illness

Matt Kurtz and family
Brian, Jackie, Matt, Ron

Matt would be 36 years old today.  Oh, how I miss him.  I wish I could go back to the before times, back in the day when I lived in ignorant bliss and knew nothing about mental illness and grief.  When Matt was healthy and happy and our family was complete.  When life was easy and full of joy.  

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The Power of a Smile

Matt's Smile
Matt’s beautiful smile.

The power of a gun can kill and the power of fire can burn
The power of wind can chill and the power of a mind can learn
The power of anger can rage inside until it tears you apart
But the power of a smile, especially yours, can heal a frozen heart
                – Tupac Shakur

These days, with everyone wearing a mask, I’m really missing the smiles. 

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MKRO is Now on Instagram – We Took the Long Road But Finally Got There

Matts Kindness on Instagram

First, we would like to say, our hearts go out to everyone who has been affected by the unprecedented events happening in our world today.   We appreciate and are grateful for the healthcare workers, scientists, and local communities around the world who are on the front line working to contain the coronavirus.  Hoping you all stay safe.   

Now for the good news.  We’re excited to announce Matt’s Kindness Ripples On (MKRO) is finally on Instagram!  So please follow us, comment on us, share us, and do whatever else it is you do with Instagram :  )

If you’re like me, and you haven’t been able to figure out why everyone thinks Instagram is so great, I think I have the answer for you.  It completely changed my opinion of Instagram.

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