In 2017, my fourth son Jamie Phoenix was stillborn due to a birth defect. This followed the loss of my brother to a brain tumor, in which my parents and I were each other’s main source of support. After losing Jamie, I knew right away that I would want to help other parents experiencing the loss of a child. The grief therapist I saw happened to be the head of our local chapter of MISS, so when I was ready, I asked her how I could help. She suggested volunteering as a HOPE Mentor and support group facilitator.