Kristen, Raven and Cameron’s Story

Kristen, Raven and Cameron’s Story

For Kristen, losing her husband of 15 years was simply “not in the game plan.”  Yet she and her two children found themselves dealing with overwhelming grief after her husband, Christopher, passed away from cancer less than six months after he was diagnosed.  It left...
Amy and Sophia’s Story

Amy and Sophia’s Story

Big trucks with big wheels playing loud music. It’s a big part of Sophia’s memories of her father, John, who died when she was just six years old. “He was so fun,” Sophia said. “I remember sitting in the big spare tires in the back of his truck and going to the park.”...
Samantha’s Story

Samantha’s Story

Samantha was just a small child when her father, Ian, partnered with Sky’s mother, Vanessa. Almost immediately, young Samantha formed a close relationship with Sky, as did Ian’s other daughter, Mamie.  While explaining the family tree takes a bit of time, there...
Our Founder’s Stories

Our Founder’s Stories

Dr. Adrienne Larkin: When Adrienne Larkin’s son Colin died at 15, she longed to talk to other mothers who had lost a child. The Compassionate Friends group gave her that. Adrienne wished her 7-year-old son David could talk to a group of kids who had lost a loved one....
Paulina and Jesse’s Story

Paulina and Jesse’s Story

Paulina and her son, Jesse, spent a month in Paris this year. It was more than a vacation for the two as they were there in remembrance of a daughter and sister, Tania, who passed away in a car accident on Oct. 15, 2007. “She loved Paris,” said Paulina. “Every year on...