Inspire! Community Music Jam
– Sunday, June 9 – 5 – 8 pm

The official release of One Last Time, a song by Julia Haggarty, co-written by Justin Zadorsky dedicated to their friend Nathan Deslippe.

Other friends performing through the evening will be The PairsJoseph William MacKay Barker III, and Sarina Haggarty.

Shenanigans include an Inspiration Corner, photo booth, raffle, snacks and drinks, lots of inspiration and laughter.

Money raised will go towards the Nathan T. Deslippe Memorial Fund.

Contact us if you are interested in family or child tickets – nathan@mldsolutions.com.

The story:

During the difficult trial period, “One Last Time” was written by friends Justin Zadorsky and Julia Haggarty as an impact statement covering the feelings of shock, longing, and loss of their school mate and family friend, the late Nathan Deslippe. As one of 43 impact statements, the rough demo was played through the courtroom speakers. The song was distorted but the message was clear: Nathan was a huge presence who would be missed by many.

The days following the impact statements, Haggarty began receiving messages requesting copies of the song. She and her co-writer quickly realized their song was helping to heal the broken hearts that were missing Nathan. With the help of the Nathan T. Deslippe Memorial Fund, an official version of the song was recorded by Julia in Nashville, TN. The song will be officially released on Friday, June 7th where it will be available on all music streaming and purchasing platforms, as well on the Nathan T. Deslippe Memorial Fund website, where listeners are encouraged to purchase the song by donation to the foundation.

The official launch party will be Sunday, June 9th at Aeolian Hall. Julia and Justin will be joined by fellow musicians from Nathan’s community to celebrate and remember Nathan.

Information on facebook – https://www.facebook.com/events/1878183935616837/

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CTV Special

This show aired on Sunday, November 4, 2018:

Desktop version – This link gives the complete content together: https://london.ctvnews.ca/alifesentence

Mobile version – The video and article links: Video – Article

CTV Show Preview 2018 11 04

Thank you to our family, friends and community:

Thank you for the love and support. For walking this journey with us that began August 28, 2016 – the day we all lost Nathan.It has been a difficult 2.5 years with many lows and highs and you have helped to keep us going, pulled us out and kept us connected. Our world will never be the same. We lost our son and brother but have gained a stronger community.

The support we have received from people in our system has been phenomenal – police services, victim assistance office, crown prosecutor, and others we are not even aware of. These people deal with parts of our society that most of us are not exposed to. Thank you to this hard-working group who are so compassionate.

To our family, friends and community we can only say thank you from the very very bottom of our hearts. Your love and support has been the Band-Aid that has helped ease the pain, and the carrot and stick that kept us going and pulled us out. Thank you for the trees, meals, songs, hugs, messages, massages, check-ins, driving to be with us, sitting in court with us, impact statements, parties, memorial fund, donations, celebrations, stories, photos, events, and your caring!

We have struggled at times with the public exposure of our lives. There has also been much respect for our privacy and grief. Our continuing journey to bring awareness of our system and battle issues within our system is to hopefully give back to our community and make it a safer, better system.

Our work with the memorial fund and community initiatives is to contribute to our community with the values that we taught our children and what Nathan has come to stand for.

We will continue with the next segment of our journey. A journey that we look forward to travelling with you, our community. Watch for more events and community initiatives. A journey with friends is a journey with love!

Tim, Mona, Jessica, Gyzmo and Apollo