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In loving memory of RON OKUMA Fundraising Page

Christy Okuma

christy okuma

I have been lovingly supported by SOSL since November 2016, when I participated in a closed group called Beyond Survival. It was a very small, intimate group of 8 participants and 2 facilitators and we shared our stories of loss, cried, supported, laughed and explored our uniquely personal and emotional experiences of surviving the suicide of a loved one. Our group bonded together with great heart, loving kindness, high regard and sincerely caring support of each other. We have stayed together and now meet once a month for dinner...still sharing our stories, support, experiences and laughter as we now move forward with our lives. I truly believe in the loving support, presence and understanding that the SOSL community embraces each of it’s survivors with. Β 

Every day, suicide...the loss of a loved one by suicide, has a devastating impact on families...children, parents, spouses, grandparents, siblings, friends, partners. There are always so many more questions than answers. It is difficult to talk about or even seek help in the aftermath of suicide, because there is so much stigma, shame, blame and judgment attached to it. The annual Walk In Remembrance With Hope provides support for those left behind after suicide and raises awareness about the impact and prevention of suicide. The funds raised from this event stay in San Diego to touch the lives of San Diegans through two non-profits that work in this field...SOSL and Directing Change.

Please join me and my team mates as we walk, or continue to support us through your donations. I appreciate any support you can contribute to my fundraising efforts.

Blessings, christy


Dear Joy, Thank you so much for generously donating to my walk again this year. I appreciate your friendship, love and care...great conversations and sharing. Blessings to all of the Nakaatari-Dingman family. Love, christy πŸ™‹πŸ»πŸ’• and Mia 🐢


Dear Keiko, I appreciate your generous support of my annual walk! Thank you for continuing to lovingly support me with your friendship and sisterhood...sharing, witnessing my journey and process as I have been honored to share and witness yours. We are both living forward. That takes courage...and heart. Love, christy πŸ™‹πŸ»πŸ’•


Dear Phil and Sandra(and Bella), Thank you for generously supporting me on my walk this weekend. Know that Mia and I walk in memory of Ron...and for all of our friends and family who have also journeyed through the devastating loss and sadness of suicide. Your friendship and care mean so much! Hugs & blessings, christy πŸ™‹πŸ»πŸ’• and 🐢 Mia


My Dearest Chou Family...T, S, N &N: Thank you for always being an ongoing source of encouragement and loving support, for providing a place and loved ones to hang out and have fun (and travel) with. I appreciate how I always feel welcomed to share my Oji stories...funny or sad, serious or just plain silly. ❀️❀️❀️Best West Coast grandkids!!!❀️❀️❀️ LOVE and Big hugs, noni πŸ™‹πŸ»πŸ’•

SUNDAY (9/1): Oops! I accidentally erased my thank you to the Gibbons Tribe (S, L, B, G & B). Thank you for your always loving support and encouragement...and for another very generous donation to my walk. I love each of you so very much! I know Oji would be so proud of you! ❀️❀️❀️Best East Coast grandkids ever!!!❀️❀️❀️ LOVE and BIG hugs! noni πŸ™‹πŸ»πŸ’•


Dear Lynn, Thank you for always so generously support me on this walk. I am very grateful and thankful for your ongoing loving support, enthusiasm, kindness and being included as family. It means so much to me! Blessings, christy πŸ™‹πŸ»πŸ’•

Dear Alan, I love you. Thanks so much for supporting me on my third annual fundraising walk...I am very grateful and appreciative of your encouragement, support....and very generous donation. Β You were always someone I counted on to listen and care...more of a loving lifeline than you will ever know. Stay in touch, and know that you are always in my heart. love, christy πŸ™‹πŸ»πŸ’•


Dear Virginia, Thank you for all the times you stood/stand by me (and stood in for me...literally @ IPSB!), given me loving hugs, listened, witnessed, held space and allowed me to feel vulnerable yet safe. I appreciate that you are so generously supporting me on this walk. You are that rare someone who can hold a neutral and allowing space for process to unfold organically...and my inner child is always blessed and encouraged by yours. Loving gratitude, πŸ™‹πŸ»πŸ’•

Dear Gloria, Thank you so very much for so generously supporting me even as you bravely face your own challenges. IPSB blessings are still happening...that special magic, compassionate consciousness, sense of loving community and heart. β€œI am your sister, I give you my hand...” πŸ™‹πŸ»πŸ’•


Dear Calvin, Mahalo my friend, I hope you are doing well...enjoying retirement (and still fishing!). Β Thank you so very much for supporting my walk once again this year, and for your very generous donation. Mia and I plan to walk, what has become our usual 20 miles over Friday - Sunday again this year. ps...I finally made it to Kaua’i! With loving appreciation and gratitude, christy πŸ™‹πŸ»πŸ’•

Dear Charlie & Michelle, Thank you so much for so generously supporting my fundraising! I am so very grateful and thankful for your kindness and friendship. Many loving blessings, christy πŸ™‹πŸ»πŸ’•


Dear Dave, Thank you for always doing you best to support and encourage me, understanding my anxiety and sadness, making me laugh out loud. Knowing you have stepped up to share this journey with me has lightened my heart...and helped me be brave. I appreciate your very generous support! Love you! πŸ™‹πŸ»πŸ’•


Dear Akemi, Bill and Sannwald family, Thank you so much for so generously supporting me! I appreciate your very loving generosity and the way you all have welcomed and included me in family activities. Blessings! christy πŸ™‹πŸ»πŸ’•


Dear Pam, Thank you so much for so generously supporting me! I appreciate how you always grace our family with so much love and heart! Blessings! noni πŸ™‹πŸ»πŸ’•

Dear Ed, Thank you so very much for checking in with me about the walk this year. Your ongoing enthusiasm and loving support means so much to me! I appreciate your generosity! Blessings, christy πŸ™‹πŸ»πŸ’•

Dear Tasha & Delgado Family, My sincere and heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for your generous donation and your ongoing support of both the Walk In Remembrance With Hope...and me! πŸ™‹πŸ»πŸ’•


raised of $2,000 goal

Recent Donations

1. JNJoy Nakaatari-Dingman
Sending love ❀️ πŸ’•β€οΈ
2. KNKeiko Negoro
In loving memory of Ron.
Phil and Sandra
4. CFChou Family
We love you, Noni! Forever and ever.
5. GbGibbons Boys
We love you, Noni!
6. LCLynn Chou
Continue your great efforts πŸ’ͺ, Christy.
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