How DSF Can Help
When you lose a child, the pain is indescribable and the silence can be deafening. With the loss comes many questions and uncertainty about the future. Although there is no clear answer to these questions, we are here to help you through this journey of grief that can only be described as exhausting. Everyone grieves differently, and there is no right or wrong way to grieve. Do whatever it is that you have to do to get through each day. Most importantly, be gentle with yourself and allow yourself to grieve.
DSF Board Member, Jenny Tischer, understands the grief that you are experiencing at this tragic time. She lost her daughter in 2010 from complications due to Dravet syndrome. In the last few years, she began volunteering at her local Children’s Hospital with the bereavement department, reaching out to parents who recently suffered the loss of a child. She is available to support you in any way that she can. You can email her for help and support. You can read her daughter’s story here. She and others within DSF can help by:
- Contacting families after a loss
- Sending support materials
- Offer supportive resources
- Follow-up support
- Admittance to the Bereavement & Loss Support Group