Every year, 26,000 babies are stillborn in America. In 2003, one of them was my son.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

For Grieving Dads

Kelly Farley, a bereaved father of a daughter and a son, has created a website for grieving dads. He is aiming to write a book designed just for grieving fathers, and I must say, I think this would be a welcome addition to grief literature. Here's a bit from his site, Grieving Dads.

"This project is designed to reach out to all bereaved dads and to provide a conduit to share their stories. One of my goals is to bring awareness to the impacts that child loss has on fathers and to let society know that it’s okay for a father to grieve the loss of a child. A father shouldn’t have to hide his pain or feel ashamed to show his emotions."

He is looking for fathers to answer some questions, via his website, as part of his research for the book. If you, or your spouse/partner, or someone you know, might be able to help him out, send them his link.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for pointing me to this. Much needed, am going to check it out now

drmedhus said...

Finally a site for dads, the "invisible mourners." I look forward to future posts. I've had a stillborn child as well, plus one of my sons recently committed suicide. He has communicated with us in many ways. This inspired me to write a blog as well: Channeling Erik: Conversations with my Son in the Afterlife. (www.drmedhus.com/channelingerik) It is my hope that, with the help of a talented medium, a book can come of this. The goal would be to, with Erik's help, elucidate and demystify the death process, the nature of the afterlife, the survival of consciousness after death, reincarnation, how thought creates reality, and the quantum physics behind all of it, among other spiritual matters. I hope to help those who are bereaved, those who fear death, and those who are curious to understand the bigger picture. Healing others seems to be important to my own healing process. Please keep up the good work. xoxo drmedhus

Virginia said...

drmedhus, thanks for checking out my blog. I will certainly return the favor. And rainbow, glad to point you in the direction of a resource for dads - sorely needed, indeed.