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Robin McLaurin Williams
July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014
Throughout his career Robin Williams fought a gallant but ultimately a losing battle with depression, alcohol and chemical dependency. As a parent who has lost a child to a sadly similar circumstance it is my hope that the passing of this movie and television legend will help to bring the mental health challenges of the average person to the forefront. As a society we tend to sweep those debilitated with these afflictions under the proverbial rug so that they may be hidden from our otherwise wonderful existences.
At an early age my daughter Stephanie was diagnosed as bi-polar and ADHD. Throughout her adult life she fought a system within the state of Texas who’s first response was to make her wait one year for an appointment and then to give her the newest pharmaceutical cocktail and send her on her way. Almost all of my daughter’s friends were either bi-polar, ADD/ADHD or schizophrenic and since the system didn’t seem to care for or about them they banded together as a family unit to help each other in the absence of help from anyone else.
As parents, Sharon and I belong to a club that has a very high price of admission - the loss of a child. Between family and friends I know of at least 5 other couples that we count as members of this heartbreaking collective. In this world there is no one that I can say I truly hate, but even if there were I would not wish the loss of a child on that individual.
I loved Robin Williams as an actor and a comedian and I will truly miss him and his wonderful ability to entertain. I pray that God bless his soul and give him peace, and it is my hope that his passing will bring the struggles of others out in the open so we as a society can begin to stand up for them rather than to look the other way.
Please pardon this soliloquy on our daughter’s behalf. But if I don’t speak for her, who will?
"He shall enter into peace. Not merely into "stillness" or "silence", but into peace."
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