Larry Mergentime wrote -Dear Friends/Family: It is not always easy to find the words to ask for support. Some of you may know that we become involved with a local organization called COPE to help us live with the pain and grief of Samantha's loss. COPE (Connecting Our Paths Eternally) is a grief and healing organization dedicated to helping parents and families living with the loss of a child. COPE connects individuals who have experienced similar losses by offering ongoing emotional support, spiritual and therapeutic programs, as well as appropriate resources and referrals. By providing help and support, COPE enables us to find strength from within to face the difficult journey that lies ahead. COPE Walk 14 is on Sunday, September 25th, 10am - 1pm on the Long Beach Boardwalk in Long Beach. This is an opportunity for us remember a beautiful girl and countless other beautiful souls. And also to support members of COPE, encourage their healing, and to expand the organization’s outreach to others in need of help.