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Grieving family fights to prevent suicides

Chad Roberson

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Those who loved Chad Roberson remember him as a fun-loving, generous man who would do anything for family — and would always help an underdog. He was a leader, protective, hard working. In the summer of 2010 he was baptized.

When he died on Dec. 13, 2010, he was 22 years old. The cause of his death was suicide.

Chad’s mother, Faith Jacobs, and sister Melaine VanderMeer, are interested in creating a local awareness that might prevent the next teen or young adult suicide in central Kansas. After bonding with other grieving parents, Jacobs has learned of several such deaths ...

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