Meet Ashley. She may be familiar to many of you as she is one of our HERO families. Ashley and her mom, Kim, loved The Sandbox and found a family of support here. When Ashley passed a couple of years ago, her mom was faced with the challenge of with learning to live without Ashley. Learning to live again after the loss of a child is not an easy task. It takes time, patience, support and perhaps permission to just live differently. Kim shares, “Ashley is my hero, because she was so strong and had such a loving heart. She always kept her spirits,even when I feel like mine were dying. She would hold me and tell me mom I will be with the angels and do not be upset, because someday we will be together again.”
With The Sandbox’s CARRE program, we are able to support families, honor the memory of our Sandbox kids, include these families in all we offer , and give them a place where they will always be welcome to share, talk about their loved one and celebrate their life.