Other parents who have lost children tell them this. The discussions posted on grief websites for parents say it too.
But the Sembachs don't understand how it can get any worse. They know Micalah, their only child, is gone. She and three other teens died in a car crash one year ago Tuesday on a rural road near Wilmington, about 60 miles southwest of Chicago. And every day her parents feel the loss.
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