Read Donna's Willow House Story
"Nothing in our culture, education, or experience prepares us for the death of a child. When our son Simon died suddenly at age 17, our world changed forever. Learning to live and function again in a world without him has been the hardest journey of our lives. But with the support of Willow House, we know it is possible.
Meeting with other bereaved parents and Willow House staff has brought us reassurance that we are not alone in this strange new world. Having a safe place to share our grief, fears, and pain with those who truly understand has been wonderfully consoling. We miss Simon every hour, every day; he brought an irreplaceable energy and joy to our lives. But with the help of Willow House, we are no longer paralyzed by grief. We celebrate Simon's life and hold his memory in our hearts as we build our new lives. Thank you, Willow House, for making that possible."
Willow House Family Member
Donna shared her story in support of Willow House on #GivingTuesday. We had a day for giving thanks. We had two for getting deals. Today is #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. Use this day December 2, 2014 to support grieving children, teens, families, and communities by making a donation to Willow House. No donation is too small! Because of YOU, Willow House will be able to continue providing support and assistance to grieving parents and families just like Donna and her family. Thank you for making Willow House a part of your annual giving!
“I firmly believe that as we look back on the pivotal, early years of our loss, it will be through the efforts of Willow House that we were able to move forward, not afraid to look back, fully understanding and accepting our loss.” - Willow House Father