Losing a child is the worst thing that can happen to a parent

“I went to wake up my son Frankie for work only to find that he would never go to work ever again.

What an awful morning. Followed by so many horrible days. There are no words to describe the whirlwind of emotions I went through.

I barely remember most of those first weeks but I do remember how much the funeral was going to cost and thinking “I’ll never be able to pay for this.” What an empty feeling. What would happen if I couldn’t come up with the money?

Everyone deserves a decent send off.

What an impossible choice to make. Luckily for me, I was raised to believe that you should carry life insurance for your kids but it wasn’t nearly enough.

Because of the generosity of friends, family and strangers, I was able to cover it – but not everyone is so lucky. Not everyone has insurance or a bank account large enough to pay for such a hefty and unexpected expense.

That’s why we started this fund. I had helped others quietly over the years, because I understood – the little that I could donate was only a drop in the bucket. I could only do a little alone.

Together We Can Do So Much More!

Rachel Henzi, Treasurer of The Henzi Foundation

Why We Need Your Support

1 in 6 children live in poverty – they are the poorest age group in America.

Some financial “experts” don’t even recommend carrying life insurance on your children.

Life insurance policies for children are not a sound investment for your child – so many people don’t buy a policy in favor of saving for their child’s college expenses.

The average funeral in the United States is more than $10,000!

Because of this, children are under-insured, only slightly more than half of American adults carry life insurance for themselves.

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The Frankie Fund

No parent should pay to bury their child, The Frankie Fund will help us ensure that we can meet that mission. It’s a lofty goal but with your support we think we can get there!

Helping Families in Need

Due to our experience with loss and hardship we are striving to help everyone who needs our support. If you find yourself in the same situation where you’ve lost a child and need a place to turn, please take a look at our resources page for suggestions on who can help.

While we want to help everyone we know we surely cannot do it alone and thus we are asking for your love and support.

Our goal for 2021 is to fully fund one family’s needs for their child and their child’s final expenses. You can do something special for a family in bereavement by pledging your support.

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