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When A Child Dies: Loss, Grief And Reclaiming Hope

When A Child Dies: Loss, Grief And Reclaiming Hope

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Jayson Greene with his daughter, Greta.

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Many of us know the grief of losing a parent, a grandparent or a friend. But the grief of losing a child is its own special nightmare.

Four years ago, Jayson Greene lost his daughter, a toddler. She was hit in the head by a brick that fell from a building in Manhattan.

For Jayson and his wife, that began a journey through hell.

Not just to hell but through it — meaning they found a way to the other side.

We talked with Greene and others about grieving the loss of a child — and the possibilities for reclaiming hope, and even joy, after such a devastating experience.