Helping parents find HOPE after the loss of a child.
Healing Hope Ministries is an organization that ministers to parents who are grieving the loss of a child. Losing a child is one of the hardest things one can endure in this lifetime.
Denny and Karri lost their son Asher when he was just 15 months. While dealing with their own grief, they realized that there were very limited resources to help parents deal with the loss of a child. It has been most helpful/comforting to talk to others who have walked in their shoes.
Soon after this discovery and working through their grief, they felt God calling them to minister to others going through this terrible loss. The goal of Healing Hope is to provide a place of peace and hope for families to find strength on their journey of healing.
To read more about our journey, click here.
Here is a little bit of Asher's story...
On March 25, 2011, Denny and I welcomed Asher Eugene into this world! He was a huge blessing in our life. Asher was the happiest baby ever. The name “Asher” actually means happy and blessed….quite fitting for this little man! Asher was full of life, had firey red hair and the most beautiful blue eyes ever.
On July 2, 2012, our lives changed forever. I had just put Asher down for his afternoon nap. He was crying a little so I just stood outside his room and waited a little bit to see if he would settle himself down. Suddenly his cry ceased and I knew something was wrong. I thought maybe he was just having another breath holding spell as these had become quite common for him. As I lifted him out of the crib, he was limp and not quite with it. I immediately tried to blow in his face to get him to come out of it….that wasn’t working so I tried sprinkling water on his face. He was still in and out of it a little bit, but something wasn’t right. I immediately called 911 and they transported him to the hospital where we were told he didn’t make it. Not at all the words I thought I would hear. The autopsy came back completely normal. He looked perfect they said. He was perfect!
We have learned a lot in the past couple of years and could not have gotten through any of this without our faith in God, as well as the amazing support of family and friends. We wish this nightmare on no one, but feel we have been called to support others going through similar situations. If you or a loved one has lost a child and needs someone to talk to or are looking for resources, please contact us. We'd love to support you.