CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) – A 16-year-old initially from Jackson, Mo., is singing for suicide consciousness and serving to a veteran group with gathering donations with Mission 22.
Lizzi Scott, 16, presently lives in Englewood, Fl., the place she began singing at companies to boost suicide consciousness and particularly for veterans and lively troopers.
“Mission 22 is without doubt one of the issues I care most about is veteran suicide consciousness,” Scott mentioned. “Once I’m singing, I open up with the Nationwide Anthem after which I shut it with Hallelujah.”
She mentioned she has loads of troopers, previous or current, in her life that she’s recognized which have died by suicide or which have psychological well being points.
“I see increasingly folks battle with suicide and melancholy and every thing that goes together with that, particularly out and in of army,” Scott mentioned. “I simply have a comfortable spot.”
Scott mentioned she herself has struggled with melancholy and anxiousness, and in flip, offers her motivation to unfold consciousness to assist others.
“It’s developing, however July 4th of 2020 was the day I bought admitted to a hospital as a result of I used to be struggling actually dangerous with suicide,” she mentioned.
After she bought out of the hospital, she mentioned that issues needed to change and that’s when she turned to music.
She even collects donations for Mission 22 as she excursions throughout a number of states singing songs.
Mission 22 helps the veteran neighborhood with three primary packages; veteran remedy packages, memorials and neighborhood social impression. Mission 22 offers remedy packages to veterans for Submit-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Mind Damage and different points they could be dealing with.
“I by no means thought I might be the place I’m immediately and singing for the folks I’m singing for,” Scott mentioned. “The most important factor is we wouldn’t be right here if it wasn’t for the troopers and everyone who has given their lives or seen different folks give their lives so we could be free. We wouldn’t be standing out right here immediately in the event that they weren’t in a position to try this for us. I’m tearing up. It simply means a lot to me.”
She needed to thank all of the veterans and lively who’re giving their all for us.
“It doesn’t matter what you undergo in life, there’s all the time one thing you possibly can flip to and that’s what music is to me,” Scott mentioned.
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