How do we deal with the loss of a child?

I was recently asked by a friend, “How are you able to still be so involved with brain cancer and children with brain cancer”? “Isn’t it like you are reliving the pain over and over?”

I didn’t even have to think about the answer to that. I can honestly say that if I was not able to do something to try to end this devastating disease, I don’t think I could get up in the morning. The truth is, this is what I NEED to do. Does it break my heart every time we lose another child to cancer? Without a doubt YES. Many children as well as adults have passed in the years since we lost our sweet son. Each and everyone of these losses are felt deep within my heart and my soul. So yes it is very hard to get the news that another child has been taken from their loving families. One more child that will not live long enough to realize their dreams. One more family that will be forever broken. Parents left behind who feel that their reason for living is gone. I am one of those parents, I know the pain and the loss. With that said, how can I NOT do something. How can I get up every day and NOT try to make a difference. How can I NOT carry on the fighting spirit of my son TJ. I don’t think I could look myself in the mirror if I didn’t do something.. We can all make a difference. Small contributions add up into big contributions. Whether it is by offering support, attending fundraisers or writing a check, it all adds up and it all makes a difference.

I’ve always had big dreams for my kids and still do. Its just that now, for TJ, its up to me to make those dreams happen in his memory.

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