Read Lori's Willow House Story
"When Ryan passed away (almost 4 years ago at the age of 2 1/2) I felt as if my world was over. My perfect happy family, a marriage, and two gorgeous healthy boys, I had the perfect life. A mother should never have to bury a child, it's wrong and unnatural. I had no reason to continue living, it was pointless and I traveled down this road for a while as I felt it was my only choice, the guilt ruled my life. Then I came across Willow House and was given hope and reasons to live.
I met the most amazing families, like mine. I met moms like me with kids like my surviving son. Willow House has helped me live and helped me help my older son Noah. A boy at the age of 8 who doesn't understand why his younger brother was taken from us. How does a mom teach this to her child? It's not possible but with a family like Willow House they made it possible and they taught us how to continue living for one another. They have taught us it's ok to cry, laugh, play, grieve, share, jump, run, enjoy life. I will be eternally grateful to Willow House (& the friendships from families like mine) for the unconditional support and love they have given me and my older son over the past almost 4 years."
Lori and Noah Briere
Willow House Family
Lori 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 Lori 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