Life is precious. This is an understatement when we think about our delicate community here at TSF. The reality of loss and grief in our community haunts us often. As we expand the CARES Program, we recognize that supporting our community during the delicate time of loss is something that is very important to every single one of us here at TSF.
As a result, we would like to provide support in honoring the memory of your loved one.
Tribute to Life will honor and celebrate the life of the individual who has passed on. We will provide a safe space for families, campers, camp counselors, TSF staff, and any volunteers who would like to join us in honoring the individuals’ memory through shared stories, tears, and laughter.
The loss of a loved one is the most devastating and stressful event in one’s life which may trigger emotional crisis. In order to reduce the risk of a crisis know the most common experiences of grief: numbness; loneliness and emptiness; anger and resentment; confusion; deep and ongoing sadness; and a loss of interest in things that used to bring pleasure.
There’s no one size fits all period of grief. Everyone has their own timeline for grief. The process of grief is not a race. It does not proceed in an orderly, linear fashion. It’s very sacred; and every individual must experience it based on their own terms, values, and needs. However, setting an intention to heal, and giving yourself permission to start on the healing journey is the most important part of the healing process.
Allow the flow of tears. Allow the uncontrollable emotional meltdowns. Allow the laughter from memories. Allow others to pick you up when you feel like you have nothing left in you. Allow love.
Remember, you are grieving because you loved. You feel the depths of sorrow because you have lost someone you cherished. You will never stop loving them; they will remain in your heart for the rest of your life.
Moving forward, we would be honored to host a Tribute to Life for any Seany’s Camp Reach for the Sky Camper who’s family would like one for their child.
You have a tribe in us, The Seany Foundation.
Our very first Tribute to Life will be for Kimi Schroder, who passed away on January 6, 2019. We know there are so many of you who would love to celebrate Kimi’s life and share all of your wonderful stories with your camp family. Kimi’s Tribute will be on Monday, January 21st at 5:30 Pm. Please RSVP below and we will send you the location.