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Mary Forrest Engel Chose To Mourn Her Son Henry By Staying With His Body For One Week

Losing a child is every parent’s worst nightmare. It seems to go against the natural order of things. It’s a cruel and unthinkable truth that this tragically occurs.

Richard and Mary Forrest Engel know this all too well, as they lost their 6-year-old son Henry due to complications from Rett syndrome.

Mary wrote a heartbreakingly beautiful and vulnerable personal essay about the unique way she mourned her son. She spent a week visiting the morgue and just being with his physical body. Read the full story here ▶