A Life-Altering Moment

What started off as a routine trip became a life-altering moment for 15-year-old Adela. She, her mom, grandmother and her beloved dog set out to do routine errands. In an instant, an accident claimed the life of her mother and dog.

She was cared for at our wonderful partner hospital, Huntington Memorial. Her injuries were temporary but understandably her heartache and her grief were enormous. Grandma, too, was traumatized. Knowing that Adela was uninsured, our colleague and social worker contacted Young & Healthy for follow-up care.

While there are few therapists who specialize in grief–let alone childhood grief–Young & Healthy is lucky to have such a volunteer. Connections were made and now Adela has the ongoing support of a therapist who will help guide her through the many transitions this accident created. Life is certainly not fair, and we are grateful to this volunteer who can help Adela regain her footing.

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