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Strangers help mom scatters son’s ashes around the world

By Mason White 3:20 PM December 3, 2014
Christopher “CJ” Twomey 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A woman is grateful to the many strangers who are helping her deceased son travel the world.

The grieving mother of Auburn, Maine, turned to social media to seek help to scatter the ashes in more than 100 countries.

Hallie Twomey was overwhelmed with joy when she was offered to have her son’s remains launched into space in a rocket from New Mexico.

Twomey’s son, Christopher “CJ,” was 20 years old when he killed himself after an argument with his mother. His death left his mother heartbroken.

Twomey began a Facebook page, asking people to spread his ashes in different parts of the world, and thousands of people have responded.

Twomey sent some of her son’s ashes to them by mail with his picture. People take photos of themselves scattering the ashes. She then posts the photos to the Facebook page named Scattering CJ.

“My guilt is enormous. I feel like I let my son down, and nothing anyone says to me is going to change that, but this has certainly made me feel less alone,” Twomey said.