His name was Traeh...
Traeh was a 13-year-old middle school student. His name is heart spelled backwards. He was caring, compassionate, loving, forgiving, kind, and considerate. Traeh died by suicide on October 3, 2019 as a result of unresolved bullying by his peers.
The Traeh Thyssen Have A hearT Foundation was founded by Rosalynn Thyssen after the death of her son, Traeh. The foundation seeks to provide information, resources, and support to combat bullying and prevent youth suicide.
It is our hope to take a stand to stop bullying and prevent youth suicide.. We seek to provide heartfelt assistance to families who have lost a child related to bullying and/or suicide. We hope to do this by enhancing awareness and providing education, training, and emotional and financial support to families and communities.
Our first Bullying and Suicide Awareness Runway Show was October 3, 2021 from 4pm to 7pm in Southern University's Cotillion Ballroom, hosted by celebrity models, the Green Twins, and Tonja Myles!