It’s my pleasure to introduce you to a colleague and good friend, Joyal Mulheron, who has been working extremely hard to build EVERMORE, a non-profit organization helping people who have lost a child. Joyal is EVERMORE’s founder and her organization is “dedicated to improving life for bereaved families by fostering hope and solidarity through the sharing of stories and resources; empowering communities to better serve families; and changing how our nation serves and engages with bereaved families.” Their mission is to foster hope and solidarity among bereaved families.
As stated on the EVERMORE website:
“Every day throughout the world, families of every race, religion, and age must confront a devastating and unimaginable reality — their child has died. Regardless of how or when a child dies, it always happens too soon, and leaves a sea of grief where previously there was hope and love.
EVERMORE is here to support all families who have lost a child, whether young or old, from accidents, violence, suicide, war, illness, natural causes, or disasters. We are working to build a more holistic societal support system, implement policies that help parents and families during a time of deep pain, and advance the science of parent and family bereavement.
We believe every child counts, young or old, before independent life has begun or as an octogenarian, every grieving parent deserves support, hope, and solidarity. No matter how your child died, no matter their age…all are welcome here.”
Joyal has thoughtfully compiled an impressive list of various resources for people struggling with the grief and anguish from the loss of a child. As a parent who has experienced the roller coaster of emotions with the loss of my own son, Kobie, I hope you will take advantage of EVERMORE’s resources available to help you, or someone close to you, who desperately needs the assistance to continue with their own life while dealing with their tremendous and heart-breaking loss.