It has been over four months since our son, Chance, was diagnosed with small cell cancer and now three weeks since his death. During those time periods the POV family was not just a caring group but offered me and my family written and personal support and advice to help with all of that.
It was you folks who were a main reason that his death has been bearable. I’m doing well as can be expected, even better maybe, as is my wife and daughter, and I truly believe that this road of grieving we have to walk is less rocky because of your help.
We will never forget Chance. That is obvious as he was and still is strongly loved. But we are getting to the point where we can bring up and share our good and great memories of him, not just those thoughts of the suffering and pain filled son we loved and cared for until he passed over, in our home and in our arms.
May I ask that you please give yourselves the credit due for all you have done to get me to this point – to be able handle his passing with an eye to the future and with what I hope is at least a semblance of strength and grace? Because you surely deserve all that credit…
From the bottom of my heart I assure you we Kohbergers will never forget your kindnesses and your help. In a strange way, because I have never actually met most of you who reached out, it made your concern for us even more appreciated.