As bereaved parents, we are asking for your support in bringing comfort to families with a child at end-of-life by contributing to the printing of a very special book.
After our seven-year-old son, Xavier, died peacefully in our home from a brain tumour,
my husband and I created the book My Love Will Follow You There: Calming imagery for children facing death
Our book tenderly guides a child facing death to a place full of love and free of
pain. It is a much-needed resource for parents and pediatric palliative care
specialists to gently address death with their young patients.
“I have never seen anything like it. It broke my heart and lifted me up at the same time, the way you chose to gently and lovingly give a child support, love and faith that they
need--like a light in the darkest of times,” said Dr. Adrianna Ranger, a children’s
neurosurgeon in London, ON.
With past contributions from generous individuals, we have distributed close to 700 hardcover books to families, hospices and hospitals across Canada and the US, as well as Australia and United Kingdom. The response to My Love Will Follow You There has been overwhelming, proving a real need:
“Their little girl continued to ask them to, "please read the special book" to her. Parents shared they had read it at least a dozen times. Your book was a true blessing for this family and I am imagining it will be a gift for many others."
“We recently shared a copy of your book with a mom who was having trouble finding a way to talk with her teenaged son who was facing imminent end of life. She read the book aloud to him and the beauty of the words gave her the strength to say all the things that she couldn’t on her own. This mom was incredibly grateful for this amazing resource as she face the
most difficult situation.”
We want to continue offering this comforting book free of charge to families of children with life-limiting diseases, but it is not possible without the generous support from others to cover our printing costs. Our last run was generously paid for by UNIFOR Local 88 in Ingersoll, Ontario. Any sales of our book have gone towards shipping costs.
Carla and Mark Garrett
With this book, we send our love... a gift of comfort for you to hold.
May your child find peace and you find support in the love we share in memory of our sweet son, Xavier.
Learn more at My Love Will Follow You There
- Tanya Stevens