Cheri Lawson

When a loved one has died Christmas can be a painful reminder of a life that used to be. WNKU’s Cheri Lawson reports on an area bereavement group that offers help and hope during the holiday season.

It’s Wednesday afternoon at Lakota East High School. 16-year-old Clara Elam is using sparkling red and green pipe cleaners and miniature gold stars to make a Christmas ornament for her sister. Tears stream down Clara’s face as she remembers 19-year-old Jessica who died earlier this year of cancer.

There’s no place like home for the holidays. At least that’s what the song says. But as WNKU’s Cheri Lawson reports not everyone will be celebrating with parents and family this time of year.