Sunday, March 01, 2009

The Aftermath of Losing Amiel Alcantara

ADDENDUM: It is also important for the children of Theresa Torres to get the help that they need and we pray that the family recognizes and realizes this. It may be in their best interest to be moved to a different school or city lest they be crucified by less kinder members of the community. They are children and need to be protected too.

Many parents have come forwarded and written about their own horror stories in their respective schools parking lots. If you have a story to share, please send your details to We shall keep it private but as a community, we also have a responsibility to all our children to do everything that we can to keep them safe when they are away from us.


Ems said...

I think it's very disturbing that many people have come to you with stories of their own. It's a sad realization that parking lots of our schools are not safe places for children..

Anonymous said...

I lost a son 6 months and 7 days ago to a rare sickness. He was 4 yrs old, a true angel. I put up a blog to raise funds to help us to explore alternative treatments for him. But before I can even write my first entry, he's gone. Too much work done in research. Too many medicines. Too many healing masses. I wish I laid still and hugged him more often.
Deaths, regardless whose, impact my life incredibly. I do not know Amiel nor his parents. The only affinity that we have is that my eldest is from Ateneo too. But I wept like he was my own.
I cannot fathom death, especially those which came too early. Like what I said in my blog, is it not against the natural law? Mothers are not supposed to bury their own child.
It is like a movie playing in my mind. My space is in slow motion in the middle of a fast-motioned world. Nobody will know the pain. Not even those who have lost too.
Amiel, send my kisses to my baby!

cathy_bythesea said...

I'm very sorry to hear about your loss. You may want to join us at the next module of Griefshare. We will begin a new class in July at Greenhills Christian Fellowship.

Anonymous said...

I believe that losing a child is the hardest thing to bear. I lost my daughter last December 2006 and it's sad to say that the grief is still on. I know that the road to recovery is long and winding. Faith and hope in God is the only way to deal with the enormous pain of losing a child.

cathy_bythesea said...

Hi Anne,

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Yes, the road is long and winding, but take comfort in knowing that as the journey progresses, it gets better somehow. You may want to join us at our next Griefshare sessions. We will run a new module in July. Take care now. God bless!