I can’t imagine anything worse happening to my family. My son, Jacob, died unexpectedly June 9. It is a day that I will never forget, nor will anyone else in our family and many of our close friends. This tragedy has long tentacles that have reached deep into my soul. I thought I knew what pain was.

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