The illness and loss of a child is one of the most difficult things a parent or a family can experience.  One of the goals of the Forrest Spence Fund is to connect families with counseling and support groups.  If a family loses a child, we refer them to professional Christian counseling and pay 100% of the cost.  We are working together with the Christian Psychological Center in Memphis to make sure that families receive the emotional care that they need.  We will help families find a counseling center if they are from outside the Memphis area.  The counselors help families in dealing with the stages of grief, coping with the loss, and the impact of the death on their family.  This is such an important step in healing for the families in our community.