The Carson J Spencer Foundation was established in 2005 to preserve the memory of Carson J. Spencer, who took his life after a difficult battle with bipolar disorder on December 7, 2004. Through the continuing legacy of this foundation, we hope to honor the man that brought so much good into the world by helping others. Carson was a loving husband and father, a caring son and brother, a dynamic and successful entrepreneur, an accomplished athlete, and a friend to many. After his death, the Rocky Mountain News wrote a tribute: “Carson was a bright star that burned out too quickly.”
We hope to keep his light going.
“[Bipolar disorder] is an illness that is biological in its origins, yet one that feels psychological in the experiences of it; an illness that is unique in conferring advantage and pleasure, yet one that brings in its wake almost unendurable suffering, and not infrequently, suicide.”
-- Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D., An Unquiet Mind