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Deb and Cati’s Story

CGC helped Cati and Debbie find their own ways to process grief Cati has always processed tough news by talking about it. Cati’s dad died by suicide when she was six. The night her dad died, Cati asked Debbie: Who’s going to walk me down the aisle? The family’s close-knit

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Andrea, Halen and Albrecht’s Story

Andrea, Halen, and Albrecht navigated loss through the community with the Children’s Grief Center Albrecht says the process of learning to talk about grief “felt kind of like a plant growing, sprouting into a flower.” Albrecht’s dad, Eric, died following a long illness. Albrecht’s family attended the Children’s Grief Center

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Grace’s Story

The Children’s Grief Center helped Grace find language to talk about loss Grace’s father died by suicide when she was 13. Many of her extended family members didn’t acknowledge publicly that he died by suicide or the struggles he experienced before his death. Grace, her mom, and her sister learned

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Loyola’s Story

Loyola’s son Daniel would have turned 18 this year. He would probably be bummed about missing out on high school rituals because of the pandemic. “He’s not going to turn 18, and we’ve come to terms with that,” Loyola says. Daniel died when he was two and a half in

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Sudhir’s Story

Sudhir D, “It helps pull you out of the darkness and back into the light.” Three days after Sudhir’s little brother Shiloh was born, Sudhir got permission to hold him. Sudhir remembers the little boy hugging him back. The next day, Shilohdied due to health complications.  Sudhir remembers talking with

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Alie’s Story

Alie B, “My mental health became a priority, I learned to love myself.” “A pillar of society” is how Alie B. describes her dad. His death came as he waited for a liver transplant, leaving Alie, her four siblings and Mom behind.  With over 2,000 people attending his service along

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Rachel’s Story

Rachel M, “The Children’s Grief Center gave me tools to be okay.” A sudden, freak accident changed everything for Rachel, her older brother, and mom late one evening in 2002. Her father was in the backyard with her brother testing out a bike ramp when he went off the edge

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