After going through the loss of two of my children over an eighteen-month span, I came to the realization that there is a lack of support services and information available to fathers suffering the loss of a child.  I made a promise to myself that once I was strong enough, I would find a way to help other men going through the devastating loss of a child.  As a result of that promise, I have developed a project that is designed to reach out to all bereaved dads traveling this lonely and, what appears to be,  never-ending road known as unspeakable loss.

The ultimate goal of this project is to create a resource book of stories from bereaved dads that will help provide hope by allowing them to not feel so alone in this journey, that others have also traveled this road and have survived.   This will help bring awareness to the impacts that child loss has on fathers while letting society know that it’s okay for a father to grieve the loss of a child.  A father shouldn’t have to hide his pain or feel ashamed to show his emotions.

If you are interested in this project, please visit the project website at or email me at

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Abel Keogh

Abel is the author of the relationship guides Dating a Widower: Starting a Relationship with a Man Who's Starting Over and Marrying a Widower: What You Need to Know Before Tying the Knot as well as several other books. During the day, Abel works in corporate marketing for a technology company. His main responsibilities include making computers and software sound super sexy, coding websites, and herding cats. Abel and his wife live somewhere in the beautiful state of Utah and, as citizens of the Beehive State, are parents of the requisite five children.

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