September 29, 2023

Turning pain into purpose: Family champions mental health awareness in memory of son

Thuy Husmann, her husband Jamey, and friends are at Molly Stoffel’s Eden Prairie residence, organizing items for an upcoming sample sale. 

They had a clear purpose: to raise funds for The Grief Club of Minnesota. However, as they work, conversations inevitably turn to Aaron, the son of Thuy and Jamey, who died by suicide last April during his junior year at Eden Prairie High School.

“I thought he was happy,” Thuy said of Aaron. “So now every time I look at a picture, I wonder, ‘Was he truly happy in that moment? Did I miss something?’”