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This Man’s Ashes Has Been Scattered Across 9,000 Destinations Around The World.

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For more than 3 years, Hallie Twomey has been living with guilt after the suicide of her 20 year old son CJ Twomey. She and CJ got into a big argument which ended with CJ taking his own life. The last words she said to him were spoken during the intense argument. Hallie regrets rolling her eyes at her son instead of hugging him as he stormed out of their home after their argument. A few minutes later, CJ shot himself in his car in front of the house.

CJ, a former member of the Air Force, loved to travel and have adventure. After being cremated, his ashes sat on a shelf in his parent’s home, a constant reminder of her last words to him. Until Hallie realized she didn’t want CJ to spend the rest of his “life” at home. So she made a simple request on facebook to help CJ “see the mountains that he never got to climb, see the vast oceans that he would have loved, see tropical beaches and lands far and away.”

The post was shared by hundreds of her friends, and soon even strangers started offering to scatter CJ’s ashes in their hometowns or just somewhere beautiful. That’s how a facebook page called “Scattering CJ” was born – to give her son his one last adventure.

“It dawned on me that his ashes would be sitting in that urn forever. He didn’t get to see the world and I wanted to give CJ something he didn’t get a chance to have. I’m trying to give him a journey.”

Hallie has two requests on anyone who would like to scatter a packet of CJ’s ashes. First, they must tell CJ that his mother loves him. Second, they must tell him that his mother is sorry.

“You MUST agree to say that,” Hallie Twomey wrote on her Facebook page. “Because I am and I need him to hear it as the last thing he hears before he takes off.”

The volunteers who scattered CJ’s ashes are asked to take a picture and send back a few words regarding their chosen location. The Scattering CJ Facebook page is filled with photographs from around the world – famous landmarks, snowy mountains and tropical islands.

CJ was only 20 when he took his own life.

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Knowing her son love adventures, Hallie asked friends to scatter his ashes

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… to see the mountains that he never got to climb

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…see the vast oceans that he would have loved

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…see tropical beaches and lands far and away.

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She asked volunteers to do two things when they scatter his ashes.

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First, they must tell CJ that his mother loves him.

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Second, they must tell him that his mother is sorry.

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Here’s some awesome places where CJ’s ashes was scattered.

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On the Zugspitze, the highest mountain in Germany.

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16 meters below the sea surface near the Dominican Republic

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From a hot air balloon over Cappadocia, Turkey

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CJ's ashes have been skydiving several times.

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On a tea plantation in Tamil Nadu, India

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CJ's journey hasn't only been confined to Earth – his ashes was also sent to space.

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Hallie’s story has inspired a lot of people around the world to never end their own life.

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