I am so excited to be participating in the Journey of Hope fundraising event. The program is totally free to the families to participate. The Money raised will be used for helping grieving children and their families through our Grief Support Program. In 2018, 838 children and families were served.
My family and I participated in Journey of Hope after the death of my husband. Rick was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in May 2002. After 22 months of treatments and being in and out of remission his body could not fight any longer. I don't say he lost the fight because he never stopped fighting. He was also so positive and never said why me. He was strong and courageous facing a circumstance that no one ever wants or expects.
I have always felt one of the lessons to be learned for me out of this tragedy is patience. Patience is learning to do things at another person's pace.
Journey of Hope has taught me that grief is individual and each person has to process it (or walk it out) in our in their/our own way. Journey of Hope gives tremendous support in our journeys.
Journey of Hope, gave me hope and a safe place for all of us to grieve. They make it as easy as possible for the families, they have dinner before the support group. That was a huge help for me, I was a working Mom trying to pick up the pieces and some days dinner and a getting all of us to a support group was all I could do. In January 2016, I completed Journey of Hope's facilitator training and get to give back by helping families who have experienced the loss of a loved one. My thoughts were “I am just me how can I do this” and Now after 2 years “I love these kids How can I not do it”.
Please help a child and their caregiver by sponsoring me.