We are stunned and saddened by last week’s shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. As an organization that cares, heals and protects children every day, our reactions are especially heightened to this terrible tragedy.
Talking to children about difficult community events can be challenging. Remember to be as honest as possible, speak on their level and remain calm. Here are behaviors to watch …Continue reading →
Brandon Fochs on a camping trip with his father just weeks before his death
The holidays are a difficult time of year for our family. Nine years ago we lost our son, Brandon, when he was hit by a truck while riding his bike. No amount of holiday cheer can ever transport us to a time when we were a complete family. Unfortunately, many of you can relate because you have lost your precious child too.
It’s been a long time since Brandon’s death; aren’t we “over it?” No. You never “get over” the loss of your child. You simply learn to go on without them — enduring the pain, treasuring the memories and being thankful that you were blessed to have such a special child even for a …Continue reading →