Butterfly and balloon release helds parents who’ve lost children celebrate life
Dealing with the loss of a loved one is difficult enough, but for those who bury their children, the pain is unimagineable. The Ocala Chapter of Compassionate Friends, a national support group for families dealing with this very crisis, hosted a butterfly and balloon release this past weekend to celebrate the lost children’s once happy lives. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Katiana Krawchenko reports.
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