Saturday 20 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike
It is with a heavy heart that I write today.
I have just found out that one of our Spikey’s, and dare I say a friend via our blogs and email, has died.
Rhonda Elkins was the author of the blog, My Bright Shining Star. Her blog was dedicated to Rhonda trying to make sense of her life after her beloved daughter, Kaitlyn, a high achieving medical student, committed suicide in April 2013. This is the book that she wrote, and we featured on this blog a while ago..
Her book, which is available from Amazon, has helped many to try to understand the viscous illness that depression is, especially when totally hidden from friends and family. These are links to her book:
Unfortunately, Rhonda’s continuous battle with her loss has finally claimed another victim. I understand that Rhonda also took her own life on 29th August. This was her last blog post.
Rest in peace now Rhonda, with your Kaitlyn.
We join countless others I’m sure, in expressing our sincere condolences to her devastated family, in particular to Allyn (her husband) and Stephanie (their daughter, and Kaitlyn’s sister).