Kenny Slaught recognizes that a child might feel overwhelmed with grief after losing a loved one, since it can forever change their life. To help with healing, the I Have a Friend program was started. The program pairs kids with a trained mentor who suffered a loss at a similar age. The volunteer listens to the child and offers a sympathy, which speeds up the healing process. Often, the relationships formed here last for years as individuals learn how to cope with their grief.

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