For bereaved parents on World Cancer Day

Today is World Cancer Day; a day of awareness raising, prevention, and celebrating survival. The overarching goal according to WorldCancerDay.org is to reduce premature deaths from cancer, and improve quality of life and cancer survival rates. But as a bereaved parent, I can’t help but also think of the non-survivors. Of the tragedy of losing a child … [Read more…]

Candles around the World

Last Sunday the Compassionate Friends organized their 17th annual Worldwide Candle Lighting. Across the world at 7pm, bereaved parents and their families joined to light candles in memory of their children. According to The Compassionate Friends website it is “now believed to be the largest mass candle lighting on the globe…a gift to the bereavement … [Read more…]