Never thought in our lifetime that we would be out living our one and only child. He was almost at the pinnacle of his young adult age, where everyone of us dreams of turning 21, and was sadly taken away from us through an unforeseen car accident on August 2nd, 2023. It’s been 6 days since learning about our sons tragedy and the thought of planning his memorial overwhelms us. What I’ve noticed since my son’s transcendence is the kindness and support from friends, family, and even acquaintances that we have been showered with. It has tremendously helped us during this time. We can focus on grieving and mentally preparing ourselves for what’s ahead. Sadly Chandlers grandfathers passed away on June 12th, 2023 and Keith has yet to deal with everything and now to have to deal with his only sons passing, has been hard on him.
We both keep thinking about going back to work ONLY because of the unforeseen financial costs that awaits us. And for me as a waitress, i don’t get bereavement leave or time off with pay so I may need to consider working sooner than expected and right now I know I’m not ready to put on a front and pretend everything is OK.
Someone mentioned that we should open up a crowd fund and be open to receiving during our time. So here we are, very uncomfortable and vulnerable reaching out. We’ve Never known this much kindness and support and if you can find it in your heart to help support Keith and I put our son to rest by either donating or sharing this, we would be forever grateful for your generosity.
Whatever kindness you decide to send us, will be greatly appreciated.
Carmen & Keith ❤️