By Joanna Perry-Folino
The loss of a child is perhaps the most devastating loss a human being can suffer. The short and long term effects of the pain which affects a parent after the death of a son or daughter are unfathomable. There are legendary stories in both fact and fiction depicting the shock, denial, rage and eventual coming to terms in some manner with the reality that a child, tenderly, lovingly raised from birth, has been removed from a parent’s world forever. Never again to be touched, held, listened to, conversed with, wrestled or engaged with in the here and now. Never again.
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