Tito Jackson’s sons turn tragedy into hope

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August 27, 1994, would be a moment in time that #Tito Jackson‘s sons, Taj, Taryll, and TJ would never forget. Airing September 15, 2017, at 10 pm ET on ABC the boys remembered their mother and shared the moment their lives were changed forever.

Delores “Dee Dee” Jackson was 39 years old when her boyfriend at the time, Donald Bohana, took her life at his home in California. Immediately following her death it was ruled as accidental when Bohana stated he had left her alone momentarily and when he returned she had drowned.

Power of love

The pain Taj, Taryll, and TJ felt after losing their mother is one that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Despite this horrific nightmare they faced while in their teens, they have continued to move forward in love and memory of their mother.

“Growing up with you by my side I thought that life would be so easy, that you’re goneAnd my heart stands all alone have realized what it is that I’m missing cause it’ll not come back” 3T – Memories Lyrics | MetroLyrics

Everything they have done in their lives is in memory and honor of their mother and that has continued to be true now, 23 years later.

Tragedy into hope

At the end of 2015, Taj, Taryll, and TJ launched the Dee Dee Jackson Foundation (DDJF).

DDJF runs a weekly radio show, “The Power of Love” and also does regular music therapy programs within schools. Taj, Taryll, and TJ want to continue to encourage others to remember there is hope after loss. They continue to be a bright and shining example of how one can turn a personal tragedy into a lifelong legacy to help others. While they are still working through the pain of growing up without their mom in their lives, they continue to share their story openly and honestly with others in the hopes of it bringing healing to those that need it.

Tune in to ABC 20/20 to hear the full interview and learn more about Taj, Taryll, and TJ and their lifelong commitment to keeping their mother’s legacy alive. And if you’d like to learn more about the Dee Dee Jackson Foundation, head over to their website for ways you can donate and get involved.

Article written for BlastingNews.com

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