Sunday, December 21, 2008

A Christmas Poem for Bereaved Parents

My First Christmas in Heaven I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below.
With tiny lights, like Heaven's stars reflecting on the snow,
The sight is so spectacular, please wipe that tear,
For I am spending Christmaswith JESUS CHRIST this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear,
But the sounds of music can't compare with the Christmas choir up here,
I have no words to tell you of the joy their voices bring,
For it is beyond description to hear the angels sing.

I know how much you miss me, I see the pain inside your heart,
But I'm not so far away, we really aren't apart,
So be happy for me, dear ones, you know I hold you near,
And be glad that I am spending Christmas with JESUS CHRIST this year.

I send you each a special gift from my heavenly home above,
I send you each a memory of my undying love,
After all, love is a gift more precious than pure gold,
It was always important in the stories Jesus told,
Please love and keep each other as my father said to do,
For I can count the blessings of love He has for you.

So have a Merry Christmas and wipe away that tear,
Remember I'm spending Christmas with JESUS CHRIST this year.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

It's been a very hard week

As the holiday season comes into full view it has been an increasingly difficult week for each and every parent grieving the loss of a child. There have been several very new discoveries of children passing away from the Choking Game.

Then there are parents grieving for years who are now putting together the pieces that their child's death is a result of playing the Choking Game. And parents now reaching out discovering they are not alone in coping with this type of loss.

To Tyler Swanson's family and friends, we grieve your loss with you now. We wish you peace and hope memories of Tyler will bring you through yet another holiday season.

Friday, December 12, 2008

So many kids, so many families, friends and communities...

We are sending comforting thoughts and prayers of peace to Elijah's family and friends in Canada. We are so sad to hear that after days in a coma, Elijah passed away after playing the Choking Game.

Sympathies and sorry just are not enough to express how sorry we are for their loss and the loss so many families are suffering this time of year.

Megan's family and Elijah's family are talking about how they lost their loved one, hoping other children will then know the dangers and be spared.

If for no other reason then not wanting to walk in the shoes of a parent bereaved by the Choking Game - please take a moment a give your child, and the children in your life, the best gift for Christmas. Save their life - give them the power of knowledge about how dangerous the Choking Game is. If you need a starting point or more information in order to have this conversation visit


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Wasilla AK

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of Megan Williams from Wasilla Alaska.
Megan's smile is sure to have left an indelible mark on the world.
All of us at The DB Foundation send our deepest sympathies.

Thursday, December 4, 2008 is now on Facebook! Come and be our friend and gather with other supporters and families raising awareness for the dangers of The Choking Game.
The Facebook Group called "The Choking Game- is NEVER a game" has grown to over 400 members in just a few days! Friends, families, teachers, EMS personal and so many more are joining to come together and put a stop to this deadly activity.
Stop by and check it out! Post your thoughts and pictures of loved ones along with memorial sites for friends to visit through the holidays.