Everyone has their own unique story to tell. At Kate’s Club, we know that all of our members have experienced the death of a parent or sibling, but each member’s story is their own. The following is an interview of one of our Kate’s Club members reflecting on the death of their brother.
Interviewer: Tell me about what you’ve accomplished that makes you proudest.
KC member, age 9: I think my proudest accomplishment so far is… passing third grade, because the Georgia Milestones test was hard.
Interviewer: What do you see in yourself that reminds you of your brother?
KC member, age 9: Playing soccer. We always went to the park, and sometimes we’d play tennis because there were tennis courts too. I’d say my brother was the better soccer player – he had better tricks. He taught me how to flip the ball over other people and how to pass the ball a little straighter.
Interviewer: Who is your best friend and why?
KC member, age 9: In school, his name is Marquis, he’s funny and helps me out with group work.
Interviewer: Who in your family has lived the most interesting life?
KC member, age 9: My mom. She’s nice, kind, and cares about me. Yes, she’s pretty special.
KC member, age 9: When my brother was in the hospital, no matter what they did to him, he said he was alright. That’s what I miss most about him. That he would never give up.
Interviewer: What are some lessons you’ve learned in life?
KC member, age 9: Share with others. Be kind. Be respectful. Be nice.
Interviewer: If you could use one word to describe your brother, what would it be?
KC member, age 9: Strong
Interviewer: How would you like people to remember you?
KC member, age 9: I think… playful.