Patti Herrington, who lost her son, Conner, in 2011 due to suicide, started Firelfy Outreach, where she speaks at schools around the state hoping to save and impact young lives by sharing her story of how suicide impacted her life and by giving young people a real picture of the aftermath of suicide.
Earlier this week, Governor Phil Bryant signed the bill for anti-bullying car tags, and Herrington is overwhelmed by the support from this.
She made a post on the Firefly Outreach Facebook page that reads this:
“I am deeply grateful for all who came out today to support the bill signing for the anti-bullying car tags. A special thanks to Governor Phil Bryant, Deborah Bryant, Kelly Scrivner, Steve Hopkins, Randy Boyd, Hank Zuber, Betsy Primos, Janet Ingram, Cheryl Hudson, Matt Leach, Kathy Cooper and many more!!! Governor Bryant and his precious wife Deborah have such a heart for our young people and continue to support us all of our efforts to prevent bullying and suicide.I am so overwhelmed by the goodness of God and how he has shown his faithful to me. This journey is one I would have never chosen and I would give anything to have my son on this earth but I know I will spend eternity with him. So I continue on this path hoping to always be voice of hope and to do everything within my power to make a difference in the lives of our youth and to bring awareness to bullying and suicide!!! Together we can save lives!!! Please like and share our facebook page!”
Herrington said if you are interested in having her speak at your school, visit her website at fireflyoutreach.com and email her.