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Support group launched for grieving families

No parent prepares for the death of their child. When the worst of all tragedies happens, it’s common for parents to find themselves lost and confused with no idea where to look for help – and that’s exactly what Dave and Kristi Collins are aiming to prevent.

The couple has launched a local chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a group that aims to provide support for family members who have lost a child. The group honors Lil’ Dave, the couple’s young son who sadly passed away in March, 2014 due to a vehicle accident.

“When we lost our son, we wanted to talk with other parents who had been the...

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