A popular social media activist, Youth Advocate, Crowfunder and TEDX speaker, Collin Kartchner has sadly passed away. Collin Kartchner was reported to have died October 21 2020. His cause of death is still yet not known to the public as at the time of filing this report.
His wife, Elizabeth Kartchner (Dear Lizzy) took to her Instagram page to announce that her husband Colin has passed on.
Dear Lizzy shared a picture of her husband on Instagram and wrote: “My whole world is gone, there is no god”.
According to her, He peacefully passed away unexpectedly due to natural causes in his beautiful body that we are unclear of yet.
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Who Is Collin Kartchner? Few Things You Need To Know About Him
In 2017, Collin started a popular parody Instagram account simply to make fun of social media and the culture of toxic perfectionism it has created. Instead of using his platform and large following to earn paid sponsor posts or ad dollars, he used his account to do good.
When Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, Collin used social media to crowd-funded over $125,000 for Hurricane victims which he and his wife Liz then personally delivered to many families in Texas. Soon after when Hurricane Maria hit, he helped a group raise $350,000 for people in Puerto Rico. He then raised over $30,000 for three Utah children fighting cancer and threw the largest social-media created Christmas party for the kids. In February 2018, he raised over $15,000 in less than 12 hours to put “You Are Loved” and “You are Beautiful” billboards across Utah seen an estimated 1.18M times.
In April 2018, Collin started a campaign to #SavetheKids from social media and screen addiction’s negative effect on their mental and emotional health. His message has resonated with the masses, as he has since spoken to 500,000+ youth and adults across the country with a speaking schedule now booked out 12-18 months. He was even invited to speak at TEDxSaltLakeCity in 2018, as well as for invitations to speak at companies like Nike and Adidas. He has been interviewed for TV and newspapers on this topic many times, including Fox13, KUTV-2, KSL News, Fresh Living as well as articles in Salt Lake Tribune and authored articles for Deseret News. Collin’s messages for students of all ages, parents, educators, and businesses is engaging, entertaining, emotional, and inspiring.
Collin is on a crusade to help educate parents on the damage social media and 24/7 access to peer culture will have on their child’s mental health. His goal is to help teens rise above social media comparison, negativity, cyberbullying, and the stress of being perfect. Every day Collin gets 100’s of message from teens sharing how social media is hurting their mental health, and how his message changed or even saved their lives.
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