There is no greater support than someone who can also relate and understand the depths of your grief. Support groups offer siblings the companionship and true understanding from others who have also lost a sibling and are experiencing the similar challenges that living with this loss.
The COPE Foundation was inspired by a dream.
In 1992, my 20 year-old daughter, Michelle, lost her life tragically in a car accident. In the midst of my grief, she came to me in a dream and said,
” I’m okay, Mommy. You’re the ones who aren’t okay and you need to reach out and help each other.”
I woke with a vision of grieving parents and siblings coming together for emotional support.