October 26, 2012
I first learned about TheACY in 2008 just after I lost my father. As an adult the loss was difficult for me, but there was the part of me that was relieved his suffering was over. At his funeral, one of our young cousins who knew my father as a grandfather, at first didn't want to attend the services. None of us understood why and we approached it as adults do. (you have to go). During the services, he was overcome with tears and emotion. NONE of us knew how HE felt. There I was at my father's funeral, feeling helpless because I didn't know how to handle my cousin's grief. No one taught me. As children, we're often just expected to "handle" the loss of a family member. Expectations most of the time from adults who aren't completely equipped. The Arnold C Yoder Survivors Foundation does so much to understand kids going through loss and give them an outlet to express themselves. I was very happy to volunteer my time while I lived in California.
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