GA Government Recognizes WTL


A Day To Remember – A Cause To Continue!

The Will To Live Team watches the CBS News “Will’s Story” with the GA State House of Representatives

On March 1, 2011, at the Capital building in Atlanta, both houses of the GA State Government recognized the Will To Live Foundation and the Trautwein Family for their work in spreading teen suicide awareness in our communities. After the family met with Governor Deal, LT. Governor Cagle and Speaker of the House Ralston, they were escorted in as guests to both the House of Representatives and Senate floors, where resolutions were passed recognizing the work of the Will To Live Foundation.

Click Here for The GA House of Representatives Press Release

Click Here for The GA State Senate Press Release

Click Here for House of Representatives Photo Library of Ceremony


“We get caught up in this world here at the Capitol and think we deal with some big issues… I want to introduce you to a couple who is dealing with some big issues and dealing with them in a big way… Out of that tragedy that is unthinkable to me, they have dedicated themselves to fighting a problem and a tragedy that is becoming all too frequent – teenage suicide”.

– House Speaker, David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge)

GAGovTrautsOnlyThe Trautwein Family along with Governor Deal (center), Lt. Governor Cagle ( far right) and Speaker Ralston (far left) in The Governor’s Office.

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Speaker Ralston (far right) introduces the Trautwein Family along with Michael Trainer and Sarah Biondich, the two Northview High School seniors who were co-organizers of the wonderfully successful “Where There’s A Will There’s A Way 5K” event.

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