When my husband Jake died suddenly in August 2015, my first priority was to ensure that my daughter Melody was cared for, both in body and mind. Her pediatrician and my therapist both recommended Good Grief. It's not easy for me to articulate how much this organization has done for the two of us. The children's support group utilizes play therapy and normalizes the language and experience of death. The parent support group is a haven for me to be with people who have shared my experiences as a parent who has lost a spouse. Because of Good Grief, we can discuss Jake's death in plain and healthy ways and Melody knows she's not the only kid who has lost her dad.
I believe in Good Grief and the work they do. If Good Grief were a cult, I'd join without question.
I believe in Good Grief so fiercely that 2 years ago I ran my first ever 5k in memory of Jake and in thankfulness for all they've done for us. Much to my surprise, I found the healing and therapeutic power of running through and towards my own recovery. I still run in memory of Jake. I still run in support of Melody and the work Good Grief has done for her and other grieving children. And now I run for my life.
Money raised from this event will be used to provide unlimited and free support to children, teens, young adults, and families after the death of a mother, father, sister, or brother through our peer support programs, education, and advocacy.
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