Open Accessibility Menu
Hide

Fargo Family Shares Heartbreaking Story to Reduce Stigma, Build Hope and End Suicide

  • Category: Newsroom
  • Posted On:

TEARS Walk to Remember, Walk to Support Takes Place in Sertoma Park Sunday, Sept. 25 

Grand Forks, N.D. - Todd and Elizabeth Medd will share the story of losing their son to suicide at the TEARS Walk to Remember, Walk To Support takes place in Sertoma Park Sunday, Sept. 25 at noon.  

The Medds lost their 15-year-old son Liam, a freshman at Fargo Davies High School, to suicide on Feb. 1, 2021. Liam was an athlete, boy scout, great student, kind friend, and leader. His parents say there were no symptoms or red flags before he died.  

The family wants to carry on his legacy by sharing his story in hopes of helping other families avoid a tragedy.  

The Medd family has partnered with the Dakota Medical Foundation in the formation of the 4-6-3 Foundation in memory of their son. The foundation’s goal is to reduce stigma, build hope and end suicide. The project connects youth and their parents, coaches and mentors with suicide prevention resources and techniques through engagement at youth sporting events, schools and other youth organization events.  

Everyone is welcome at the TEARS Walk to Remember, Walk to Support. All are welcome to bring a picture to share on the memorial line of a loved one who died by suicide. The walk is also to support anyone struggling with mental health issues. For more information, visit altru.org/tears