The Aftermath of Losing a Treasured Sibling

An unexpected interview in New York City’s Central Park with a college student from Austin TX led to a Tik Tok post about sibling loss that went viral with more than 5.4 million views.  With permission to share, here’s the video, and Jenna’s follow-up essay, about how losing her brother Jake made her feel like she was stuck at 15 years old forever, the age she was when he died. Many bereaved siblings may be able to relate to this type of deeply-felt loss and its aftereffects.

Thanks to Jake’s sister for sharing her heart and her powerful story about missing her brother, who was also her best friend.

The MISS Foundation and the Selah Carefarm provide resources and support for sibling loss.

The TikTok Video Jenna Mentions in Her Essay:
Jenna's Essay About Losing Her Brother