Making Sense out of Senseless



As I stare at this blank page waiting for words, if not of wisdom then of comfort, to come to me, I am left empty.

We at TMR are left reeling, as are many in the community, over the tragic death of Alex Spourdalakis. It is with immense sadness that we mourn his passing. As the 24 of us struggle to make sense of his death, we ask all to unite as we honor and remember this young man whose story highlights the plight of many autism families, and whose loss reaches deep into our hearts.

What scares us most is that this is not the first time a mother of a child with autism has taken her child’s life. And as the children of the age of autism grow up, it will most certainly not be the last.

Alex should be remembered in an effort to force change and to prevent this type of tragedy from happening in the future. I speak for all of us when I say: Alex, rest now in peace.


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3 Responses to Making Sense out of Senseless

  1. Mama bird says:

    Just scary… May his family and his sweet soul find peace!

  2. Debbie Stone says:

    My heart is so broken over this. I am definitely not a crier but, this has just devastated me. I had texted Dorothy just last week to ask how he was doing. She never answered me. I now know why. I don’t know Alex, never met him and sadly, never will but, something about him just made me want to make it right for him. I know Lisa wants info from people that contacted various agencies on Alex’s behalf. I tried to post to her facebook but, I don’t have a personal account and only one for my charity so it didn’t work. Please give her my email information so she can contact me. I do have a list of organizations that I contacted…that did nothing. I have already taken it into my heart that Alex is at peace and with our heavenly father. I am so sorry Alex that this ended this way for you, I am sorry the system failed you but we as a community love you and will keep your memory alive. Farewell sweet prince…

  3. KFuller says:

    Repeating myself…..
    May he rest in peace. He is healed. He is whole. He is free.
    And may his death let people stop saying……God only gives these children to parents who can handle it. God would never do that.

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