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Jason Foundation close to Fulmer's heart

Updated: June 18, 2007, 3:30 PM ET
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

Jason Flatt was 16 when he stood alone in his bedroom, raised his father's .38 caliber, stainless steel Smith & Wesson to his head and pulled the trigger.

There was no suicide note. The only two things Clark Flatt found that July 1997 day in his suburban Nashville home were the crumpled, lifeless body of his youngest son and, as it turned out, a calling.

Flatt grieved, but he also had an awakening. A close friend had asked, "Do you really understand what happened?" and the truth ...

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