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Hi grievingmum,

Thank you so much for sharing your story. What a devastating loss of your beautiful daughter – so sudden and unexpected, when it looked like you had a decent chance against cancer. It sounds traumatic on top of such a difficult (and probably exhausting) 2 years and 4 months.

I also want to thank you for sharing on another person’s post to support them, while you are having such a tough time yourself. That is beautiful and generous of you.

If you think a face-to-face support group might be helpful, Compassionate Friends supports families whose child has died. A good friend had a lot of support this way. I’ve attached the website for the Queensland organisation, in case you’re interested.

Support Groups and Contacts

When I was supporting my young nieces after their mum died, I was exhausted and overwhelmed myself, plus I didn’t know what I should say or do for the girls. It was so helpful when I could ask people (like the social worker at the hospital) for information. The National Centre for Childhood Grief has free counselling programs and information about supporting kids in grief, in case that would be helpful.

Services

Again, thank you for sharing – we’re here for you. Sending you kindness.

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