Christy and her two sons, Christopher and Michael, never expected to need grief support services in their lifetime. But when Christopher was just two years old and Michael was four, their 14-year old sister, Ella, died after an unexpected accident. This life-altering tragedy drove Christy to find a space where her two sons could receive the necessary support to grieve the death of their beloved sister and learn healthy coping skills.
“I’m the oldest, so after my mom died, I did the laundry and shuttled the younger kids to their sports. My dad had a long commute, so it fell on me to keep things going at home.” When Kevin was 16, his mom, Kathryn, died after battling pancreatic cancer for three years. “She was a fighter for sure. She kept the family going, a lot of family trips—even one to Hawaii. She wanted us to experience as much of life as possible.”
“I’ll build a memory every day.” That was Corey’s plan when she and her 10-year-old nephew, Alex, learned that Alex’s terminally ill mother, Heather, was coming home from the hospital. Heather’s family was glad to have her home, especially because they couldn’t visit her often in the hospital because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But their time together was short. “I thought we had six months, but we didn’t. She was only with us—with her son—for two days.”
Drive across the 520 floating bridge any evening and you will be welcomed by four LED light towers, called the sentinels. These towers illuminate the
Thanks to You, We’re Turning Thirty! Help us kick off the celebration at our Luncheon on October 18th!
Safe Crossings Foundation is celebrating 30 years of helping children cope with grief. Thirty years ago, Teresa Bigelow and Carol McMullin founded Safe Crossings Foundation