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.
Whether you yourself are grieving or are supporting someone who is grieving, these emotional support materials will help you understand the bereavement process and how you can best provide or receive support.
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.
Page last reviewed: March 2022.
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