This is a piece I worked on for the paper about this group of kids at one of the North Side high schools. They call themselves the Grief Club, and they meet to support and help each other through loss. Some of the students have lost parents to drug addiction, best friends to gun violence, and grandmothers to old age. They are an amazing group of young people, and I was totally inspired by their courage and grace.
Ignacio is obsessed with the newspaper, he reads it every day scanning for familiar names and places. His favorites are obituaries and birthdays.
I'm leaving for a year and I really need a sweet foster home for Tuna and Meeno. Any interested pet lovers should e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am willing to trade furniture/photoshoots/??? in exchange for a fun house for these two great cats.