My Son Unexpectedly Passed Away During His Senior Year

“My Son Unexpectedly Passed

Away During His Senior Year”


[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left”]Teachers, friends, family and classmates all had something wonderful to say about my 17-year-old son. They spoke highly of his uncanny ability to help others. They took time to write something wonderful about this young man who enjoyed soccer and the Boy Scouts.[/text_block]

It is difficult to read the thoughtful words because they were words of condolence left on the guestbook of our local funeral home. My son passed away unexpectedly during the first month of his senior year in high school. This wonderful boy was an honor student, an Eagle Scout and a Sunday school teacher was taken from us much too soon.

I have been a single mom to my sons from the time my youngest son was only five years old. I work a lot of overtime to make ends meet and to make sure that my family has everything they need. I was never prepared to pay for a funeral…and certainly not a funeral of one of my precious sons.

His death was such a shock. I never thought I would lose one of my children. My thoughts raced thinking of how I would pay for funeral arrangements.

[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left”]But my friend and co-worker of mine reminded me of the Hug Fund. I applied for a grant, and I was thrilled to hear that it was approved. The Hug Fund assisted with funding my son’s funeral.

The Hug Fund is exactly what the name says. It is a hug of support. No one knows what tomorrow may bring, and uncertainty is around every corner. It is wonderful to know that there are people who care enough to help each other. It is wonderful to work for a company whose employees recognize the importance of supporting one another in times of need.

My son would have graduated from high school next month.[/text_block]