Jahmear from Ohio created a poem and photo memorial for Angela, to help memorialize her husband who passed from COVID-19.
Jahmear became unemployed after catching COVID-19 himself, which ultimately led to him losing his position.. As part of our Unemployment Transition Program, Jahmear chose to complete his capstone project to by creating a memorial piece for Angela, a family who because I said I would identified through our bereavement program. Angela lost her husband, Jim to COVID-19, and wanted to create a memorial to help remember and honor him and their love. Angela shared photos of her husband as well as insight into their relationship, which Jahmear incorporated into his piece.
Q. How do you feel this project affected the family or individual you helped?
I feel the project shows empathy for the grieving family. It helps them grieve showing someone cares as well as we all go through the horrible pandemic, some of us more affected by it than others we all need a sense of pure kindness as we try to get through rainy day
Q. How did the project help you?
This project helped me as well because I lost my cousin to Covid earlier in the year and my great grandma last week so in a way I was doing part of the project for me. It was great to help someone and It was love attached to it.
Q. What advice would you give to other people who are comforting a bereaved family/individual?
I would tell those to surround yourself around love and keep your head up. It’s ok to grieve but remember them in joy because no one is ever really gone. We have guardian angels.
Claudia graduated from our January 2021 Cohort.
If you or someone you know is unemployed due to Covid-19, see if our Unemployment Transition Program is right for you. Additionally, if you have lost a loved one to COVID-19 and would like to be a recipient of one of our participant’s capstone project, please look at our Bereavement Support Page to sign up.