Co-Presidents’ Message – July 2022

This month will be six years since my family and I lost my older brother, LB.  July 3rd is the day he died and July 6th is the day we said our goodbyes to him at his funeral, but in between those dates, our family also has reason to celebrate. July 5th is my...

Healing Tip of the Month – July 2022

July is Bereaved Parents Awareness month. On the heels of Mental Health Awareness Month, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Memorial Day, it can sometimes feel like there is always a reminder of our grief. We hope that each day or month of awareness is another...

Co-President’s Message – July 2022

A lot of people are wondering if we will ever experience the world the way we did before COVID-19 disrupted it.  If I am being honest, I wondered that too for a little while, but I haven’t in a long time.  How do we go back to the way something was after...

The death of a child and the risk of cardiovascular diseases

The death of a child and the risk of cardiovascular diseases I was in the middle of getting my doctorate 14 years ago when my son, Steven, 29, was killed in a brutal car accident and incompetent roadside care. I knew my world was turned upside down. I expected the...

Co-Presidents’ Message – June 2022

Greetings COPE community - As the saying goes, hope springs eternal. This isn’t always the easiest sentiment for grieving families to relate to or understand (especially these days). Similarly, this isn’t the message I hoped I’d be writing as we emerge from Memorial...