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Aunt K.

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Review for Wings of Hope Living Forward Inc, Gilbertsville, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I attended my very first retreat in November of 2013. I had only met a few ladies online but formed an immediate bond with them after finally searching out a group three years after losing my only child, our daughter Autumn, in 2009 from an aortal arch aneurysm aka Takiyatsu Arteritis.
Everyone walked in not knowing what to expect but immediately felt at ease meeting and being able to hug in person others they had only had an online connection with for years in our groups.
To be able to spend a week in a beautiful place with others who can understand the heartache of losing a child having gone through it themselves is priceless.
The retreats consist of meet and greets, meetings with helpful information on dealing with your grief, balloon releases, a candle lighting ceremony, everyone getting a chance to talk about their child, one on one talks with someone who has lost a child recently and a person who has been on this journey for a while, crafts and free time and so much more.
If you can only go one time you will be glad, it will have an amazing impact on you and how you can better deal with your grief.
The friends you make last a lifetime. The bonding and sharing your story and knowing you are not alone is so comforting. You will walk away from this wanting to attend another and keeping in touch with new friends and a smile, guilt free laughing and a feeling that where there was no hope, a whole new door and way of dealing with your loss will open up and you can begin to heal.
Losing a child is the most devastating loss a parent can ever face. Don;t face it alone. There are others going through the same and to be able to share with them and keep your child's memory alive through these retreats is the most amazing thing to happen to a parent who has not even been out of their house or gotten dressed or have been able to function since their own loss.
Please support us in any way you can. Tell a friend or family member who has suffered a loss and has no where to turn. Once you attend you will look forward to returning because the support and love you get is wonderful and like no other out there. This is an awesome idea and it works... No one but a grieving parent can help a grieving parent. It works. No doubt about it.
So please go to our non profit site and support us any way you can through donations, purchases of grief items, or just getting the word out to everyone that Wings of Hope Living Forward is here to help. Thank you...

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