Category Archives: Loss of a Child

Riley is Dead: HardBoiled Eggs by Chanel Brenner: AfterTalk Inspirational 7.25.19

by Chanel Brenner   Riley is dead, and now, I make eggs for his brother, like I used to do for him.   As I boil the water, I remember how Riley loved to shift them in the glass bowl while they cooled, watching light flicker the water,   as if he beheld a world,

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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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