Juice WRLD was determined to use his music to aid people. Being vulnerable to topics such as anxiety, depression, and addiction formed an unbreakable bond. He created an environment with his loyal fans in the brief period of his career as an artist. It was a goal of Camela Wallace, Juice WRLDs mom, to start a Juice WRLD foundation in memory of her late son.
In the wake of his tragic loss in December 2019, Juice’s mom, Carmela Wallace, established her foundation Live Free 999, in his memory.
To start off Mental Health Awareness Month, the nonprofit organization created its 999 Stories of Mental Health campaign. The campaign invites users to share their experiences with the hashtag #999Stories on social media.
Camela Wallace Talks about Juice WRLD Foundation
Juice WRLD’s mom talked about her son’s struggle with depression. She expresses how her son could connect to his fans with his lyrics. “He had a special way of connecting with his fans through his music. And I think a lot of that comes from how open and honest his lyrics are.”. She speaks out about mental health among young kids growing up. Carmela wants the foundation to help people have an outlet to talk about their struggles.
“My goal for Live Free 999 and 999 Stories of Mental Health is to create a space for people to share their stories. So they know they aren’t alone.”
Additionally, there will be a unique merchandise collection developed by Eli Hollens. All profits go to charities that support mental health.
Camela Wallace talked about how Juice had a tough time balancing being in college and handling his music.
Carmela shared in an Instagram post a picture of her and Juice WRLD. The post describes her drive to create the Juice WRLD foundation.