Pay Back

During the years (holy cow it’s actually been years) following Owen’s death, I have found great healing in being able to give back to those who carried me through, quite possibly, the hardest part of my life. Healing Hearts of Waukesha County is one of the most deserving organizations.

The autumn after Owen’s death, Jaden needed a place to talk about Owen. So, I signed him up for Healing Hearts, a grief support group for children and families. This organization brought out the best in my boy. The facilitators healed parts of Jaden that I didn’t know were hurting. His 4K teacher spoke to me about what a difference she saw in Jaden. He had self confidence. He spoke of his family and his brothers boldly. For these reasons and so many more I agreed to do to cover story interview with Fox 6 News.

Bret Lemoine and a handsome camera man came to my home and set up the lights, camera and microphones. Jaden and I set to work telling our story and sharing why Healing Hearts is so amazing. In my heart I felt the desire to tell our story so that others who are suffering from a loss can find hope just like Jaden and I did.

If you are in the Milwaukee area, tune in tomorrow (March 4) to Fox 6 News at 9 p.m. Or you can check out fox6now.com and the video should be posted there. I’ll also try to post the link here on my blog too.

Whether you watch the cover story live, online or not at all – please remember that children grive too. They feel the loss of loved ones when they leave.

Love, Mel

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  1. Katie Kolberg Memmel

    Hi Mel… Thanks for taking the time to share your story and your heart with so many.. I look forward to seeing the news piece. God’s blessings…

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