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Woman sprinkles her son’s ashes all over the world thanks to Facebook users

By Mason White 12:05 PM December 24, 2013
C.J. and Hallie Twomey 

By: Debbie Gross
(Scroll down for video) A woman managed to sprinkle her son’s ashes all over the world thanks to Facebook users.

For three years a black stone urn containing the ashes of C.J. Twomey, has sat on a shelf in his parents’ home in Maine. The urn lies not far from where he committed suicide by shooting himself.

Now, his mother is using social media to get help from strangers to scatter the ashes from Massachusetts to Japan, with the hope that her son will become one with the world he left behind.

“I do not want him to sit in a box forever,” Hallie Twomey said. “I wanted to give him something. I’m trying to give him a tour,” she said.

It all started with a simple request on Facebook, to help C.J., who was only 20 when he died. “Help him see the mountains that he never saw, see the vast oceans that he would have loved, take him to the tropical beaches and lands,” the mother wrote.

The post was shared by nearly 100 of her friends, and even strangers soon began offering to scatter C.J. all over the world. She started a separate Facebook page called “Scattering C.J.”

“When most of his ashes will be scattered around the world I plan on writing a book,” the mother said.