In Memory of

ciara webb

Beautiful teenager Ciara “CiCi” Webb had big dreams for the future. A star on the Olathe Northwest soccer team and accomplished Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu player. CiCi seemingly had it all. When she was diagnosed with exercised induced compartment syndrome she faced many painful surgeries, but she kept going. CiCi got a tattoo that said “Never End the Fight“. CiCi dreamed of being in the Naval Academy but her legs wouldn’t heal and her mom said she just couldn’t see beyond that dream.

This is Ciara’s story.

It could have been Claire’s. Ciara didn’t turn to her mom and dad for the help she needed, instead caving in to the hopelessness and the depression she felt after a devastating medical diagnosis.

If only

...she had reached out to somebody.

...she knew how her death would affect her mom and dad.

...she knew how many people loved and cared deeply for her.

...she new that there was a solution to her pain.

Ciara's story

As told by Ciara’s Parents Mike & Kim Gage

Interview excerpts

Claire: Why did you decide to share your story?

Mike: We want to give hope to other parents, that there is help for the kids, and that they don’t have to live the life that we’re living right now.

Claire: What would you say to a child who is thinking of suicide.

Kim: Please don’t! Reach out, find someone to talk to. Just, it doesn’t matter. Just, believe that there are people that will help. Don’t ever give up! Because this is what you leave them with. 

Mike: That’s what happens. And people need to realize that. You may have ended your temporary pain by making that decision, but all you did was cause so many more people so so much pain.

Claire: Any advice for them, on how to cope?

Kim: I don’t know yet. I don’t know the answer to that question yet. I hope I figure it out.

Mike: For me, is leaving the porch light on, every night, for her. Kim will tell you, I’m obsessive about it. I will go, before it ever gets dark out, as soon as I walk by that door, I flip the porch light on. I know she’s not coming home. I get that. But it’s my way of, I think before I go to bed each night, to let her now that the last thing I did was for her, and I was thinking of her. 

suicide awareness

help them find the alternative

Most people who commit suicide don’t want to die, they just want to stop hurting. It’s a desperate attempt to escape and they can’t see any way of finding relief except through death. They just want the pain to stop and they can’t see any alternative.

Take any suicidal talk or behavior seriously. It’s not just a warning sign that the person is thinking about suicide—it’s a cry for help.

If you ARe thinking about
committing suicide call

1-800-273-TALK (1-800-784-2433)

 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-273-8255)


CALL  911  NOW!


warning signs!

you are irreplaceable

Your life is extremely valuable and people care about you.

If you're thinking about committing suicide, call 1-800-273-talk

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Made with Denise Tietgen