Thank you for visiting my personal fundraising page in memory of Rick Rush. Mental illness is a cause that’s important to me because 1 in 5 people experience a mental health condition each year, yet fewer than one third receive treatment or services.
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of all those affected by mental illness. NAMI provides education, support, advocacy and awareness so that we all live better lives.
I have created this fundraising page to honor Rick Rush's memory. I invite you to make a special, enduring gift to NAMI. Your donation would mean so much to me and the lives of people affected by mental illness.
He was born in Heidleburg, Germany on April 6, 1959. He was preceded in death by his parents 1st Sergeant Green Poe Rush and Vera Louise Dunlap Rush. He grew up in Radcliff, Kentucky, graduated from Hardin County High School and ITT Tech in Indianapolis, Indiana. Rick resided in Orlando, Florida for 38 years before moving to Hendersonville, NC.
He was an avid Gator Fan, a Harley Davidson enthusiast, enjoyed fishing, sports, Dave Matthews, and a loving father and husband.
He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Debbie Rush; four sons, Corey (Monica), Kyle, Jacob and Brad; a granddaughter, Chloe; two sisters, Nora Evelyne Layton (Skip) and Sylvia Williams; two nieces, Patti Battista (Marty) and Susie Botcher (Dale); two great nephews, Bobby and Nico Battista; a brother-in-law, Kenny Castellani (Cindy); a mother-in-law, Ginny Castellani; his canine companions, Chewy, Roxie and Hopper.
I’m grateful for your support during this difficult time.