“StrongerThanPain is officially a Non-Profit Organization in California. Our California Entity number is C4037128 and our Federal EIN (Federal Tax ID Number) is 82-1995726. We have many things that we hope to accomplish in the future, including obtaining Federal 501(C)(3) status. Suicide is something that is not talked about enough and we feel like it should be. We may not be able to save the world, but if we can save one person; that’s what makes it worth it. “I Fight, You Fight, We Fight Together“
~ Written by President and CEO Kurtis VanFleet a.k.a my son Ozra.
“Stronger Than Pain recognizes suicide, not as a single entity, but in the vast and diverse entities of life.
We recognize suicide in all aspects of people. We understand that acknowledgement is at the forefront to quality of life, and that prevention is the core source to educate and align hearts everywhere with understanding.
It is our goal to reduce stigma in reaching out, love the hearts in battle, educate our children, and provide resources to under served populations as well as; law enforcement, our military, chronic pain patients, families in crisis, including those families who would never admit a crisis existed. We want to help you be Stronger Than Pain.
We ask that you share with us that which you hold inside and tell us how we might help you to overcome suicidal ideations regardless if you’re “at risk” or seeking to understand and help someone else who is.”
Stronger Than Pain Inc. is a Non-Profit Organization for Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness. Our mission is to educate and support people in our community and around the world. Stronger Than Pain will educate the public by hosting community events and speaking at schools and conferences.
Kurtis VanFleet – President/Chief Executive Officer
Kurtis is a 20 year old from California who strives on helping others. Dealing with the loss of numerous friends and family due to suicide and depression and knowing that we lose over 40,000 people a year, 5,000 of those being Veterans, and over 250 of those being First Responders, Kurtis wanted to see change. He founded Stronger Than Pain with the help of his mother Twinkle, and hopes to help lower the number of suicides per year. Kurtis is a Private First Class (PFC) in the California Military Department, California State Military Reserve and works full time in Law Enforcement.
He knows your pain, your weakness, your strive and your give up. Your gain! He knows what it means to go on, when going on isn’t that easy. His sisters many years older than him also know that pain. They know the pain of losing all that they had, he knows pain of never having it.
It is our hope to help bring you up from mindset that will take you down. It’s our hope that together we’ll show you, encourage you, and give you the peace of mind that you deserve.
Why would you deserve it even if other people consider you crazy? Because you’re not, not like that.
If I can compare myself to you for a minute, let me assure you that you are worth your life. Can I try at least to assure you that crazy people don’t even know that they’re crazy and I love my crazy and I love yours too. Survival!
How can I help you believe in you when no else does? Can I tell you that if you’ve truly had to fight to feed you or your family, you haven’t done anything wrong. If you’ve had to break the law, you did break it and your consequences will come, but I understand what you broke for.
You’re still good to me.
Help us, help you!