Patricia McKay Verbeeck’s 17-year-old child took their life by suicide on March 6, 2018. Hope, born as Eric Verbeeck, was in the process of a gender transition to female.
People across South Florida are opening their hearts and contributing to YES Institute in Hope’s memory, honoring a request Hope made in a goodbye letter. The obituary and an interview with Patricia appeared in the Miami Herald.
You can prevent the heartbreaking loss of a young life. Consider a contribution to the Hope Verbeeck Fund that allows for YES Institute educational dialogues in schools, and for families that can reduce stigma and bullying on gender and orientation.
Contact us at 305-663-7195 or click the Donate button to contribute online.
If you or a loved one is struggling with thoughts of suicide, please call the Miami-Dade 2-1-1 JCS Helpline or access the mental health agencies and contacts on YES Institute’s Miami-Dade Gender & Orientation Resource Guide.
Thank you for your generous giving to the Hope Verbeeck Fund.
|Visionary Level||Professionals Society Level|
|Patricia Verbeeck||Suresh & Sheila Chainani|
|Mentor Level||Marika Lynch & Adrian Villaraos|
|Cécilia de Almeida Frachesen||John Sugden|
|Caryn Amster||Megan Killion|
|Milagros Blanc||Charles McCutcheon|
|Jeffrey Brosco||Marty McGuire|
|Helen Brotherton||Hilda Mitrani|
|Elissa Chakoff||Jose Prendes|
|Julissa Chirinos||Irene Pilinger|
|Lauren & Alan Cohn||Eve Pinder|
|Lois & Walter Cook||Alina San Giovanni|
|Marty Davis||George Sauvigné|
|Helen Farber||Lisa Sloat|
|Suzan Farber||Danielle & Leonard Strickman|
|Fred Fejes||Kimberly Vine|
|John & Paula Festa||Allison Weinstein|
|Eric Hankin||Hope & Mark Wigmore|