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Nexus Institute is host to the Blaise Memorial fund for mental health initiatives.


If mental health and suicide prevention are important causes to you, please consider joining our effort. 

Who was Blaise? 
Elisabeth Blaise Martin, 21, was born to Scott and Natalie Martin on May 9th, 2001, in St. Louis, Missouri. In 2004, Elisabeth and her family relocated to Oak Ridge, Tennessee. She graduated with honors from Oak Ridge High School in 2019. Elisabeth was a scholarship recipient at Sewanee University of the South, where she began studies for a degree in Economics. Outside of College, Elisabeth was a gifted yoga teacher and trained with her grandfather, Horace Usry, at Nexus Institute Yoga & Wellness. Blaise passed away on June 9th, 2022, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. 


We gratefully acknowledge your contribution of any size. 

With hope for a brighter tomorrow,

Horace & Janel


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