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Pleasanton parents host 'Angst' screening in son's memory

Original post made on Dec 5, 2018

"So that's why we're dedicated to preventing anyone from going through this. It's excruciating pain."

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 1:22 PM

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Posted by EJ
a resident of Birdland
on Dec 5, 2018 at 8:17 pm

I'm sorry to hear the tragic reason why this family is hosting this film screening. So many people suffer and it's important to educate and talk about it more. It will help others and I thank them for that. RIP Zachary.


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Posted by Spudly
a resident of Laguna Oaks
on Dec 6, 2018 at 9:53 am

Thank you Nimmo family for helping others in light of your tragedy.

To all parents who think "my kid is ok" and "my child wouldn't do that." TALK to your kids...more are vaping, experiencing anxiety, and are most likely exploring the world in more ways than you think.


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Posted by ConcernedParent
a resident of Stoneridge
on Dec 6, 2018 at 10:23 am

PUSD should be held responsible for the bullying and stressful environment festering in the Pleasanton schools, particularly at Amador. Last year, there were instances of PUSD student/s bullied by a teacher and the entire school district acted to protect itself, and no action was ever taken by the district. That is why, for those who know, Amador Valley High School is notorious with stress, anxiety, performance issues due to the poor quality of teachers and administrators. The school administrators should be held responsible.

I feel tragic for the Nimmo family. No family should ever go through what they have gone through. What an example they are setting for the entire community in coping with the tragedy and bettering the lives of others.


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Posted by Christina Nystrom
a resident of Walnut Grove Elementary School
on Dec 6, 2018 at 6:58 pm

I am so sorry for the Nimmo's loss. I am so impressed with their candor - I appreciate that they are talking about anxiety and how we, as a community, can help kids (and adults) cope with anxiety. It is a problem that won't go away and it's something that has always plagued our community - and every community.

When tragedy happens, I always wonder what I can do. It's easy to feel helpless with suicides, fires, earthquakes, youth death, shootings ... there's a lot of bad things going on in the world. But, I know what I can do - every day to make the world a better place. I can smile at people. I can look kids (and adults) in the eye and listen to them, so they feel heard. I can ask how they are doing, and wait for the response. I can put down my phone/apps/social media, and have real connections with real humans.

I have plenty of thoughts about how we can make life better for our kids. But right now, I want to express my sincere condolences to the Nimmo family and sincere appreciation that they are using this tragedy to help other kids. I don't know them, but I appreciate them.


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