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Trevor Van Huizen

Memorial created 08-20-2008 by
Trevor Van Huizen
Diego J Van Huizen
May 12 2008 - May 13 2008

We can get through this together.

When we lost Diego we were fortunate enough that the hospital gave us some grief information which we could contact some people.  There were pamphlets of MISS Foundation and Compassionate friends mostly. 

Zegee wasn't as interested in seeking someone out right away so I took the ball and started calling these organizations.  I didn't know what to do or who would understand, everything was so new to me and my body was screaming in pain.  I cried most of the time and when I wasn't crying I was thinking about my little man. 

My mind and my body were not in my control anymore.  I couldn't remember my name let alone anything else that was important. An example that's worth mentioning, one day I realized I just missed a doctor’s appointment. I realized it an hour after I missed it, so I called the doctor and was able to schedule me for a same day appointment.  I was so happy this wasn't going to be a big deal would still go the same day, well, I missed that appointment too.  My brain just didn't work, and still doesn't.  I often wonder if I lost to many brain cells in the course of losing my son

Below are some links, however, if your struggling and need to talk, call me or email me and we can talk.  My number is 602-330-4557 or trevorvh1@cox.net. I am puting my information there because I know how hard it is to lose a child and want to be there for anyone who has.  I am in Arizona so remember the time difference when calling please.

MISS Foundation www.missfoundation.com 

MISS Foundation's Vision

That our programs will serve to strengthen families and communities when a child has died, and that through education and research, we will help to reduce the number of child deaths. No family should have to endure the pain of a child family member's death alone: The MISS Foundation is committed to building interdisciplinary communities that provide long-term support to families after a child's death. We are committed to the memory of the children who lived, who died, and who continue- even in death- to matter.

Compassionate Friends  http://www.compassionatefriends.org/

The Compassionate Friends is about transforming the pain of grief into the elixir of hope. It takes people out of the isolation society imposes on the bereaved and lets them express their grief naturally. With the shedding of tears, healing comes. And the newly bereaved get to see people who have survived and are learning to live and love again.”



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