Guests:  Jessie Shiveler, Community Grief Manager, Agrace Grief Support Center; Meaghan May, parent of deceased child

The worst nightmare a parent can experience is having a child die. Illness, accident, whatever the reason, it doesn’t matter. It is horrible!

That is what happened to Meaghan May, whose five-year-old son, Dominic, was killed in a freak accident in July 2018. In a matter of a few hours, the May’s family of three children lost the physical presence of their middle child. How do the parents handle their shock and grief while also consoling and being present for Dominic’s older sister and younger brother? And then how does the family go on—move forward?

The May family turned to the Agrace Grief Support Center as a place to start. One year later, they continue to find comfort as a family participating in the programs and activities that help them attain healthy survivorship and honor Dominic’s memory.

On this program, Jessie Shiveler and Meaghan May move between the personal story of the May’s family tragedy and how the stand-alone Agrace Grief Support Center is helping people throughout the community cope with grief—meeting people where they are in the process.

The services of the Agrace Grief Support Center are available to anyone, adults and children, needing guidance and support after a loss.