Information from the founders… Chip and Melissa Dayton
You Can NOT Be
Replaced began in 2012 after the loss of a 7th student to suicide from our
local high school. Our daughter Emily was a freshman with the first and a
freshman in college for the last. Frustrated that there didn't seem to be an
end and that the young people needed to be empowered to make an impact she
blurted, 'Don't they realize they can’t be replaced?!' We started the
organization by chance with the purchase of 500 passable wristbands for
local kids. One donation for more and then another and 3 years later we have
65,000+ circulating the USA, Canada, UK and Australia. We have events for local
students, work closely with our schools and travel outside our community to
speak at schools and other communities.
Our goal is to
reduce the factors that can contribute to someone in crisis while empowering
young people and families to improve relationships, communication, and trust.
Compassion for others, kindness and altruism are engrained in our passable
wristbands and we hear storiesfrom all over the country from people who have been moved by them. We also
address substance prevention and decision making while we encourage people to
simplify and redefine
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We thank the MS PTO
for their generous donation which made this assembly a
possibility for our students.