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At 6:04pm on October 3, 2010, Tina Louise Ober said…
gary,thankyou for friending me. I am new to legacy connect. I lost my son at the age of 19 in February of this year. He was morbidly obese and died due to many complications due to that illness including a blood infection. He was in the intensive care unit and we all thought he would recover and go onto a rehab hospital but he left us. Each day is a struggle to go on without him. I am heartbroken and miss him so much. I am sorry for the loss of your daughter. It is inspiring that you are helping other parents through their loss. Thankyou again for reaching out to me and other parents.
At 1:42pm on October 3, 2010, Melinda Ellen Guinn said…
Well Mr.Grief Counselor, how do I NOT feelresponsible for her death when she asked me to move w/her and i couldn't becuse my *** of a roomate said if I moved I couldn't come back if things didn't workout. I lived in Cali and Moved to NV to be by her family. I've lived w/he twice b/4 and i ended up leaving because we both are too headstrong. If I had moved /her she wouldn't have access to her husbands meds that she od'd on, plus the large quantities of beer she had consumed.
At 1:42pm on October 3, 2010, Melinda Ellen Guinn said…
Well Mr.Grief Counselor, how do I NOT feelresponsible for her death when she asked me to move w/her and i couldn't becuse my *** of a roomate said if I moved I couldn't come back if things didn't workout. I lived in Cali and Moved to NV to be by her family. I've lived w/he twice b/4 and i ended up leaving because we both are too headstrong. If I had moved /her she wouldn't have access to her husbands meds that she od'd on, plus the large quantities of beer she had consumed.
At 1:30pm on October 3, 2010, Rory Duran said…
Hi Garry. It is so nice to have a friend here. I lost my 14 month old grandson to a blood infection. He was born with a catastrophic heart defect and after he had surgery at 2 months old, we thought we would have a cautious but happy life with him. It will be one year next week. I'm sure you remember how it feels. Thanks for sending me the friend request.
At 10:36pm on October 1, 2010, Roberto Corona said…
Hi Garry, Thanks for requesting me as a friend guys like me need good friends.
I read about Gracie, my condolences. I guess the pain is the same when we loose our kids at 4 months of age or 30 years of age like my Jasmin. I really admire what you did and that you are now a volunteer counselor. It has only been 13 months since I lost my daughter and I find that my feelings are scattered out all over the place mostly the feeling of helplesness. Knowing that there is nothing I can do to bring her back is a desperate feeling. I was going to a grief couselor weekly and thought it was helping but, I showed up for my appt. one day and she had quit. She had also lost a baby and maybe it was all too much for her but, I gave up on counseling.
Again Thanks, I hope to hear from you. Sincerely Robert.
At 12:40pm on September 12, 2010, Tami said…
Hi Garry, I am so sorry about your Baby Girl, I have so many thoughts on what I want to do to help other parents, that is why I started LOSS OF A CHILD, It is so terrible to think that in one year there have been almost 650 parents that have joined the group. When I fisrt lost my son I went to a compasionate friends group, I just fell in love with every one there, but it wasnt for me.... I dont know what it was, but I wasnt comfortable there, so I stopped going. Doing this site has helped me so much, just being able to reach out and write my feelings, then I started trying to ease others pain, Im not that good at it but I have had numorous letters thanking me for starting the site, that it has helped them to be able to write and let things out that they cant with family or friends, that is my situation too. I just dont want to falsely try to consul someone when I dont know what I am doing, I just give my experiences and let them know that they will survive, they just have to hang on. Anyway, just want to thank you for putting out that you are willing to talk, I know for myself there are those dark moments when I just want to run and keep running but there is nowhere to go, and I think at those moments it would be nice to talk to someone that understands.
Much HEALING love to you.
Tami
At 2:34pm on August 15, 2010, Cindy Sadler said…
Hi Garry, I'm Very Sorry about the loss of Your Precious Young Daughter. It breaks My heart knowing that she didn't even get the chance to take her first step. It is nice to see that you have taken on the quest to help others through the most difficult times of their lives. I commend you. Your a Good Man. Thank You for helping me too. :-)
Hugs,
Cindy
At 11:25pm on August 1, 2010, Garry said…
My daughter Gracie Ann Apelian died in August, 1998 from heart failure at the age of four months old. She is survived by her bothers Ben 18, Nathan 17 and her twin brother Alec 12 and her Mom. After she died I started going to Rainbow Hospice in Park Ridge, Illinois for the Bereaved Parents Group and in 2007 went through their Volunteer Program and became a Volunteer Grief Counselor for parents who have lost children. It has really helped me work through my own grief and gives me great pleasure to help other families with the difficult issues to keep moving forward.

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