Category Archives: Loss of a Child

Going through it together: how to support each other after the loss of a child

by Nat Juchems Loss of a child is something that most of us will experience in our lives, but many will never feel the pain and trauma of losing a child. It’s often referred to as the ultimate tragedy; the passing of a child is something that no parent ever expects to have to go

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The Sudden Loss Of A Child: How A Marriage Survives

On Christmas Eve 2015, Emily and David Graham and their three kids were at home making reindeer food ― a family tradition ― to sprinkle on the front lawn for Santa’s fleet. Earlier in the day, their oldest son Cameron, 7, wasn’t feeling well ― he had an earache and a cough ― so David had taken

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From Heroin to Hope: Making Sense of the Loss of a Child

by Marsha I Wiggins, Ph.D. “In the early morning hours of August 9, 2013, I received the phone call I had dreaded would come, the phone call somehow I knew would come, the phone call no parent ever wants to receive. On the other end of the line was my son’s dad, voice trembling, choking

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A Son’s Suicide: The Last Person on Earth: AfterTalk Inspirational 8.9.18

A Son’s Suicide: The Last Person on Earth by Melissa Fay Greene He was a marvelous, graceful boy. We, his lucky family from the moment he arrived at age 10 from Ethiopia, weren’t the only ones to think so. A wide swath of local boyhood fell in love with him, too, migrating to our house,

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Eric Clapton deals with the loss of his child

‘I tried to heal myself’: Grieving Eric Clapton, 72, lived as a recluse in Antigua for a year after his son Conor, four, suffered a fatal 53-story fall from New York skyscraper. He was left distraught when his four-year-old son Conor fell to his death from the 53rd floor of a New York skyscraper in

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