Parents release butterflies for children they lost

Parents release butterflies for children they lost
Updated: May. 19, 2018 at 5:52 PM CDT
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TYLER, TX (KLTV) - The 15th Annual Live Butterfly Release was held today at the Children's Park in Tyler.

Hosted by the non-profit organization Compassionate Friends, they cater to families who have experienced the death of a child. Dedicated to assisting parents and families towards a positive resolution of their grief, much like the butterfly release today.

In a ceremony, the guest were able to read poetry and sing before releasing a butterfly in honor of their lost loved one.

Heather Ogg lost her 16-year-old son Tanner Douglas in a hunting accident in 2015. Since then she says they have helped her grieving process tremendously.

"It gave me hope when I felt hopeless, people that have walked this walk ahead of me, you know people that have lost their children," Ogg said. "They made me feel like it was gonna be okay that it would get better even in my darkest times."

If you have lost someone or know someone grieving, the Compassionate Friend welcome's everyone to their meetings every third Monday of the month at 17555 Hwy 155S in Flint from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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