Article On Andrew In Today’s Sunday Journal News

Many thanks to Shawn Cohen, the author of the article.


6 thoughts on “Article On Andrew In Today’s Sunday Journal News

  1. Hi Ms. Williamson-Noble,

    It is Arielle, the student who also transferred to NYU the same time that Andrew did and who wrote to you just after your son’s passing on here. I just wanted to tell you that I keep you, your family, and of course Andrew, in my thoughts and prayers each day. Every time I pass the library, which is every single day, I think of him.. and I have yet to even go back in it since that day. The article that The Journal News wrote was beautiful and I’m so glad that they did. I think it is important for people to know that they aren’t alone in their sadness.

    I still wish every day that I could have known Andrew. If he was anything like the way the article described him (and I’m sure he was), he sounds like a fantastic, incredible human being.

    Thinking of you,

    • He was. Dear Arielle, HE WAS an amazing being and he still is. Thank you for getting in touch again. Take care. Love, Andrew’s mother

  2. I’m seeing alot of commentary here about how Andrew wasn’t thinking about those around him, that he wasn’t thinking long-term. I must emphatically disagree.
    I have seriously contemplated suicide. The reasons? – A total and utter lack of any hope or joy in living. – Feeling that after so many years of effort and sacrifice and suffering, I was no closer to what I had worked for than when I had started the journey.

    When I was eight years old, I used to wish every night that I would not have to wake up and face another day of my father’s abuse. Until I ran away from “home”, my father had molested and beaten me regularly.

    I am not comparing this to Andrew’s situation – I realize that he did not have these experiences, but the emotions are not unique, and I think that is the point.

    When a person reaches a point of complete despair, where can they go from there? I know what it is to really be at the end – to truly see no hope – no light.
    In my thoughts of others during those times, I felt that it would, in the end be better for all, if I just disappeared. I was a burden, I was taking up space and air that someone else could be using. I served no purpose, my was absolutely of no value, I made no contributions (that anyone wanted), and what I had to give was not needed, wanted, or valued anywhere.

    I blame alot of this on our society. It is a complex and complicated problem, but it is NOT a question of selfishness on the part of the victim.

    • Dearest Eva, my heart aches for you and I wish I could hold you in my arms and comfort you. How are you now? As for Andrew, you are right he could not have had a more loving family, still he had his own pain. And none of us in my family have judged him in any way, we just love him and keep him in our hearts.
      Sweet child, let me know if there is any thing we can do for you. God Bless you, Andrew’s mummy.

      • Dear Mrs. Williamson-Noble,

        Thankyou for your beautiful words. I am still in the midst of my struggle to achieve my life-long goals. We’ll just have to see what happens. I feel time passing much faster these days than ever, and my windows of opportunity seem to shrink with the more rapid passing of time.

        I am still getting up every day and doing my best to make things happen, but one can’t make lemonade out of rocks forever.

        Warm regards, love, and healing to you and your family,

      • Eva, Eva rocks can turn into diamonds. Please believe that, at least pretend. Start devoting at least an hour every day daydreaming. PLEASE DO IT. And I want to hear from you again and tell me what happens after a while. Promise.
        I’ll be waiting for you. Hugs

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