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Grief & Emotional Support

Losing a loved one is the most difficult thing a person ever goes through. Whether you are a parent or family member struggling with the loss of a child from the flu, or your community has been affected, dealing with your grief while also communicating with your children, friends and family presents its own set of challenges.

If you have suffered a personal loss, or your community has been affected by the flu, these emotional support materials will help you understand the bereavement process and how you can best support those around you, including your children.

If you are a parent whose child died, please read this letter from Alissa Kanowitz, whose 4-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Amanda, died from the flu.

If your family or a family you know experienced the loss of a child, please read this letter from John Vittas, grandfather of Emily Lastinger, a 3-and-a-half-year old who died from flu-related complications.

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