I ask this for my mother. My 39 year old brother died two years ago (on Palm Sunday) and she’s still struggling. Brian had cystic fibrosis and died four years after receiving a double lung transplant. My mom is a lapsed Catholic who left the Church (and God) after my brother was diagnosed thirty-five years ago and her first husband died. She is still angry at God I think (even though she’ll often say He doesn’t exist).
I think my mom needs to know she’s not alone. She needs to talk to someone who can relate to her pain, but she won’t go to a therapist and unless I send her a link or introduce her to someone, she will not seek out the consolation of others. I want to help my mom and I know there are other mothers out there who can reach her. I’ve done some internet searches on support groups related to CF, but didn’t feel comfortable with most of the ones I came across. Your advice and suggestions are greatly appreciated.