My Dream for COPE
 
“I’m okay, Mommy” were words I desperately needed to hear after the sudden and tragic loss of my daughter, Michelle. I heard my daughter’s voice speaking to me in a dream—“You’re the ones who aren’t okay and you need to reach out and help each other.” Then I woke with a vision of grieving parents and siblings coming together for emotional support. 
 
I could have named the foundation for my daughter. It would have been extraordinary for me to see her name, “The Michelle Julien Foundation.” But Michelle’s words to me were that we needed to reach out and help each other. COPE is about all our children, our grief and our devastating losses. COPE is about all the parents and families living with the loss of a child. 
 
COPE, an acronym for Connecting Our Paths Eternally, is about connecting and helping each other living with our grief and finding ways to feel connected eternally with those we love. 
 
Giving Tuesday is only one day of the 365 days that COPE is committed to helping grieving families…
 
To help ourselves—to help each other—to give thanks to COPE, its staff, facilitators, and donors for the support of each other.
PLEASE DONATE NOW and help COPE continue to be there for grieving families. 
 
My thoughts are with each of you during this holiday season. 
With love and gratitude,
 
Lilly