We are ordinary people who have suffered an extraordinary loss. We want to save lives and we know we can with your help.

Colin died in a car accident on January 20th, 2006. That night before he left, the last song he downloaded was “How to Save a Life” by The Fray. We didn’t know this until his friend came home from college for the funeral and asked to look at his computer. They had talked about the song the night Colin had died.

After his death, we started hearing stories from his friends about how he quietly performed small acts of courage which saved their lives, the lives of friends, and the lives of their siblings. He never sought recognition. He never did these things to be popular. He did hard things because they were right, not because he wanted to be a hero. We want to follow Colin’s example. The lives we can save are our children’s, our friend’s, and our own.

Our campaign is a “work in progress” and is evolving. We did not want to wait another day, hour, or moment before we begin this journey. We have already lost too many lives.

Here’s what we want to do:

  1. Raise awareness in the community that there is an epidemic of bad choices being made by our loved ones which is killing them.
  2. Identify the “cure” for this epidemic as being moral courage.
  3. Give support to those who want to save lives by providing resources in the community.
  4. Change the culture to reward these quiet acts of courage which save lives.
  5. Save one life at a time, starting with our own.

Colin P. Fahrenkamp
Save A Life Campaign
SaveaLifeCampaign@Gmail.com

4 Comments

  1. tyrone
    August 1, 2010

    I just finished watching the movie “How To Save A Life” and I just needed to say it touched me and I just had to visit the website to see how people are being helped and also HOW TO SAVE A LIFE.
    Through personal experience I have had very dark moments and if I knew there was someone I could of talked to via the net (HTSAL) it might of just made it that little bit better.
    If you can save a life by just being that person to talk to then hey lets talk away.

    P.S. Keep On Keeping On.
    Never Give Up.

  2. Missi
    August 7, 2010

    I saw this movie after seeing a woman loaded into an ambulance last night for over dosing. She died late last night. They were unable to revive her. A year ago Aug 13 my brother killed himself and i have had many friends die. I am not about to try to prevent death but i plan on and have been planning since 9th grade to make a difference. I’m going to start something. I’m not sure how to go about it… but i really just wanted to say THANK YOU. The movie “How to save a life” and also the song along with this website have made up my mind for me. Im going to start at my high school and hope to expand. Thank you again. All that are in this are making differences. Its amazing. Truly.

    Sincerely,
    Missi.

  3. Alexis
    December 8, 2010

    I saw the movie “To Save A Life” and it devistated me that this happens in rela life. I criend my heart ou then realized crying isn’t going to hep. I want to start to make a difference in peoples lifes. To help them and save them from the life they would choose to live. It would hurt me survilly if someone died/killed and I could have prevented it by saying or doing the tiniest think.

  4. carissa
    March 29, 2011

    I saw the movie “To Save A Life” and it inspired me. I struggled with self-injury for over a year because for me it was the only way to get rid of the emotional pain.. to replace it with physical pain. I was able to stop with the help of Reggie Dabbs, an inpirational speaker that came to my high school, my boyfriend, and God but most of my good friends still do and they often make comments about how they’re going to give up and how badly they want to die. It kills me to think of loosing them because they mean so much to me. I want to make a difference in their life and in other’s lifes also. I look up to Jake as an inspiration and I want to make my life about saving others.

    i

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