This very emotional episode with Sesily Coleman, a Cool Soror of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., will leave you wanting to say a prayer for anyone who is grieving during this holiday season. While many of us are getting ready for this special time of year, there are millions of people who are grieving and trying to figure out how they are going to simply make it through.
Sesily’s husband, Antonio Coleman was a “Cool Bruh” of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. who she met in 1999 in New Orleans. They were married a year to the date that they met. Their love story was written out of book. After 8 years of beautiful marriage and two beautiful children later, her life changed forever.
On January 20, 2008, Sesily received a phone call that her best friend had been shot and killed while on an Educational Enrichment Trip to Orlando, Florida. Antonio was tremendously loved and adored by many, so this devastating news came as a shock to communities near and far. During this episode Sesily paints the terrifying picture of having to unexpectedly kiss her husband goodbye for the very last time and the pain she and her kids experienced.
While juggling the heartache of losing her best friend and the role of motherhood, Sesily discovers the integral levels of grief. Sesily made it her mission to share this knowledge in hopes of helping families across the world cope with the loss of a loved one, especially during this holiday season. Although many of us won’t be able to relate to Sesily’s pain, she does a phenomenal job using her story to prevent families from suffering with depression or a psychotic break (similar to American hip-hop artist Kanye West) by highlighting the importance of therapy, positive support systems, and staying busy when dealing with a loss.
Sesily’s strength in this episode is absolutely admirable, but her desire to help families around the globe with her story is simply angelic. Please keep our “Cool Soror” lifted in prayer as she continues sharing her testimony to impact families and heal hearts with her Five Levels of Grief.