After going through the loss of two of my children over an eighteen month span, I came to the realization that there is a lack of support services and information available to fathers suffering the loss of a child. I made a promise to myself that once I was strong enough, I would find a way to help other men going through the devastating loss of a child. As a result of that promise, I have developed a project that is designed to reach out to all bereaved dads traveling this lonely and what appears to be a never-ending road known as unspeakable loss.
Am I qualified to lead such a project? My answer to that question is “yes”. I’ve not only experienced the loss of a child twice, I have survived it. Everyday is a battle, some battles are easier than others, but it never leaves you and I understand that. Many of the counselors I have met have never lost a child, how could they give me advice on how to deal with something they themselves have never had to fight through. One of the many grieving dads I have met through this project said to me “I think I helped the counselor more than they helped me”.