Castle Hill’s inspiring new graffiti mural aims to give hope and raise awareness: CultureMap Austin — August 2015.
As a little girl, Jody Lita loved the color yellow. Her mother, Donna Lita, would wrap any gift for her with a yellow ribbon, and that of her sister, Nicole Lita Bedynek, with a blue ribbon.
Tragically, in May 2015 at the age of 19, Jody took her own life. Donna, and the rest of Jody’s family and friends, were blindsided by the loss of their beautiful girl. She is one of more than 40,000 people in the United States who commit suicide each year — the 10th leading cause of death in the country. But for those aged 15 to 24 years old, it’s the second leading cause of death.