Soccer Player Naomi Girma is giving a heartfelt tribute to Late Friend Katie Meyer’s legacy ahead of the World Cup. The goalkeeper passed away in 2020 by suicide. The U.S. The Women’s National Team gave tribute to Katie during the 2023 World Cup.
Naomi Girma shared a special message for her Friend Katie Meyer
The player shared on July 18th of Meyer, “You touched so many people’s lives in just 22 years. You wanted to change the world more than anyone I’ve ever known. So we’re going to make sure that we carry on your legacy. We’re going to make sure that your light never goes out.”
Moreover, she also pointed out the importance of mental health and making sure that the issue will be in the spotlight throughout the world cup. She added, “We know how important it is to destigmatize the conversation around mental health, especially for the millions of young people around the country who will be watching this World Cup. So FOX Sports will be dedicating one percent of its broadcast coverage to spotlighting the importance of mental health across all its platforms.”
Later on, she shared her plans of spreading awareness of mental health. As she added, “After the World Cup.
We’re going to send out mental health professionals to youth sports organizations in communities across the country, to make sure that the coaches and players have the tools and skills to know when someone is dealing with a mental health issue, and how to get the proper help.”
“I’ll be honest, it’s not easy to talk about this on the eve of a World Cup. I know all about the pressure and expectations,” Naomi added, talking about the loss of her dear friend.. “But I know how precious life is, too. If we have one mission, it’s for young people to feel less alone. With Katie Meyer in your life, you were never alone.”
The 23-year-old ended the message writing, “Through this project, her spirit, her warmth, and her legacy will live on. We will make sure of that. This World Cup is for you, my friend.”