Like everything, there is an etiquette to empathy, sympathy, and the support of those in grief. In this opinion piece our co-founder, Whit Honea, asks that we consider it with perspective.
You’ve seen the ice bucket challenges and telethons, but did you know that the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases? They fund worldwide research; provide comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and rally communities to show support via advocacy, fundraising, and local engagement. It is pretty special.
October is designated as Pregnancy and Infant Loss month. It’s a time for everyone who has been touched by the awful experience of still birth, miscarriage, or infant death to reflect and honor the memory of loved ones gone far too soon. Here are some resources that offer support and help: