Vandell Birch died October 21, 2014. His mother Alicia shares on the impact of his death.
My son was my life.
He was everything I had dreamed of when I found out that I was having a son—brave, healthy, energetic, God-fearing, athletic, intelligent and the life of the party. As parents, my husband Vivian and I did all that we could for 22 years to raise a well-rounded, productive citizen called Vandell Birch.
You always hear that a parent is not supposed to bury their child. I was never prepared for his death. I consider myself a very strong person and could have handled anything else, but not this. I doubted that it had really happened and questioned God when I had come to terms with the fact that it was indeed true.