Mark Garrett is the dad of twins, Xavier and Mackenzie. Xavier was diagnosed with brain cancer when he was 8 months old, and died shortly before his eighth birthday. After Xavier’s death, Carla and Mark wrote and illustrated “My Love Will Follow You There”, a book for kids who are dying.


Mackenzie was present when Xavier died
We always spoke openly to Mackenzie
During remission, Xavier and Mackenzie were able to have a childhood together
Memories are what we have now
Starting a new school after Xavier died was hard for Mackenzie
Xavier had a Star Wars procession at his funeral
Celebrations and milestones will always be difficult
Getting asked “How many children do you have?”
Grief continues
Living with grief
Grieving as a family