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April 6, 2022

On April 5, City Council took a moment to acknowledge Happy Valley resident, Marcus Week, and present him with the Distinguished Life Saving Award.

On November 29, 2021, he was out for a walk when he noticed a local student was experiencing a serious mental health crisis and contemplating ending her life. Mr. Week stayed with her, offering compassion and reassurance until first responders arrived. Were it not for his quick action and his willingness to support her in her darkest moment, it is quite possible the student may not be here today.

There are people every day who experience mental health crisis. As demonstrated by Mr. Week’s actions that day, we are reminded it only takes one person to save a life.