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Teen's legacy to break mental health barriers

The golf tournament was held at Shadow Lake Golf Club. (WHAM Photo)

Penfield, N.Y. - A family's loss and trauma turned into hope.

Three years ago, the Garbach's lost their daughter Megan to depression and suicide.

On Saturday, players tee'd off at Shadow Lake Golf Club as part of "Meg's Gift," which is a charity golf tournament in her name.

The non-profit is all volunteer run. Their mission is to positively affect mental health care in the Rochester area.

The Garbach's say Megan was kind and giving, but struggled immensely on the inside.

They say they want her story to make a difference in someone else's life.

"She had a smile that could light up a room and unfortunately that smile she gave to everyone else, she wasn't able to give to herself," said Kathy and Ray Garbach. "There are way too many young kids who have taken their lives and we think we can make a difference in doing this."

"Meg's Gift" has raised over $100,000 to better mental health care and suicide prevention in the community.




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