We are an organization focused on providing newly grieving parents and families, who have lost a child of any age, with emotional support and resources to help them cope when the unthinkable happens.
Our daughter, Alison Elizabeth Reynolds, passed on March 24th, 2013 at the age of 24. She was born with significant brain damage due to lack of oxygen and yet she inspired us throughout her challenged life. Her loss was unexpected as she was not ill or facing any abnormal health issues. The day it happened, it felt like the world stopped and the floor beneath our feet fell away. I couldn’t think of what to do next and wondered if the oblivion and pain would last forever. In addition to my church and my family, we found that talking to other parents brought solace in knowing that they have navigated a road we had hoped to never be on and encouraged us with their grace and wisdom. They understood how we felt, we shared a bond, and some of the things they learned and did we adapted for our situation. It helped us cope.
Ten years later, with perspective from the journey, we want to honor her legacy by helping others who are experiencing the same incredible loss. Most of us are hardly functioning after such a tragic situation and need support, guidance and hope for a future. It is our goal to share the stories of other parents and the paths they have followed in their grief journey. No two situations are the same, and what works for one will not work for another and yet, there is comfort in knowing how others sustained themselves in their darkest moments. Sharing our stories helps us connect and may help us navigate this difficult road from the moment of death, through the funeral process, to eventually, a place of purpose.
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