than what I normally share. Today I’m writing to raise awareness, spread a
powerful story and hopefully motivate you to reach out to a group of survivors
we so easily forget.
including myself, were even aware existed. I feel like losing a child is not
something people talk about. It’s not a pleasant topic of conversation, but
it’s something that I feel people should open the door to more often. Whether
someone lost a child from a miscarriage, lost a toddler to cancer, their 20
year old to war, or lost their 45 year old in a car accident, these parents
need an opportunity to carry on the memory of their children.
friend, Caroline, and her little boy Walker “Riggs” Farmer. Just this May, Riggs made his way to his forever home at the sweet age of 12 and a half months. It is unknown why Riggs passed in his sleep at such a tender age, but what we do know is his impact has spread far and wide. Just look at the over 5600 followers on his Facebook page!
|Photo cred to Razor Photography|
early with her sweet Riggs. She also shared her love for Disney and love for
animals with Riggs as well.
who are rescue pups, the best kind! Riggs even celebrated his first birthday at
the Orangeburg SPCA. That’s why Caroline and family are raising money to build a doggie
playground in Riggs’s name at the Orangeburg SPCA.
learn how you can support their mission)
is about recognizing these parents as “survivors”. It is hard for anyone to
reach out or talk to a parent about their child who has passed, but this could never be as hard as what those parents go through every day
without their child.
her feelings about her son on the Facebook page and for that reason, I want to
share her words on this month:
bereaved parents, but we are survivors. We are survivors because a parent’s
worst nightmare is our reality. We deserve a month where our choice for
survival deserves celebration, a month where we can share the life and spirit
of our children who are no longer with us. There is not a lot of support out
there for bereaved parents. It is a hard topic to address and no one knows how
to approach it. There is no “trial drug” to raise money for that will make this
easier for us. We choose survival despite our unimaginable pain, and I believe
this month should be celebrated.”
outlet or platform that could spread the awareness of Bereaved Parents Month even wider,
hope it inspires you to share and to reach out to any parents in your life who have lost a