Parent & Sibling Writings

March 2018

Posted by: joan@copefoundation.org | Categories: Parent & Sibling Writings

Forever 13 by Jane Shaw “13”…It’s just a number.  To some it’s bad luck.  But to me it was always a very special number.  It was the birth dates of my son, Kevin and my youngest daughter Doreen. After I …

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February 2018

Posted by: joan@copefoundation.org | Categories: Parent & Sibling Writings

A Mother Left Behind By Kalia Loper After my daughter, Nayyira, lost her life in November 2012 due to an automobile accident, I was crushed. Although I was surrounded by family and friends who encouraged me and made sincere efforts …

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November 2017

Posted by: joan@copefoundation.org | Categories: Parent & Sibling Writings

In Memory of Ava Hecht  By Karen Gang On January 8, 2009, I began a heartbreaking lifelong journey that those reading this column are probably all too familiar with. On that day, my younger daughter, Ava, passed. Ava was a senior at …

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July 2017

Posted by: Amy Olshever | Categories: Parent & Sibling Writings

In Memory of Jaclyn Scarabino Maybe other parents who have lost a precious child go through this too? There is a certain point before her birthdate or anniversary of the day we lost our precious daughter when I begin to …

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June 2017

Posted by: Amy Olshever | Categories: Parent & Sibling Writings

“My sister will die over and over again for the rest of my life. Grief is forever. It doesn’t go away; it becomes a part of you, step for step, breath for breath. I will never stop grieving Bailey because …

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May, 2017

Posted by: Amy Olshever | Categories: Parent & Sibling Writings

Tom’s Mom, Janet Shavel writes:   As all of us grieve the loss of our children, somehow for me – perhaps others, the date of my son Tom’s birth is a difficult day.   My son would have been 45 on April 21st-I buried him on …

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April 2017

Posted by: Amy Olshever | Categories: Parent & Sibling Writings

   My older son, Larry Marcus was killed in an auto accident at college on 4-14-83 at the age of 23 yrs. It happened a few months before he was to get his degree from the Univ. of Georgia. His …

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