Listening to the stories of parents who have lost their children is a hard thing to do, especially when you’re emotionally invested. Not every video is easy to produce and this project falls heavily into that category. Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, a hospice for children needing paediatric palliative care, was looking for a way to connect with families who have just heard terrible news about their child. Thanks to a grant they had received, we came alongside them to make a video for those parents in need of a safe space and people to rely on. Parents who have lost a child spoke directly to camera in hopes that parents who have just heard their own unfortunate news could hear from someone who deeply understands.
Throughout this project we were heartbroken by the stories we heard from parents who have gone through such tragedy. One of the first couples we met said it best, “By the time you hear the words ‘Canuck Place’ you’ve already got the worse news you could ever get.” Yet in the midst of all the pain and unknowns Canuck Place shone through as a saving grace in their darkest times of need. It was a beautiful glimpse into the all encompassing community that Canuck Place has to offer.
Here’s what they have to say.