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Adding up loss

Published November 19. 2013 06:00PM

*In a poll of 1,000 high school juniors and seniors, 90 percent indicated that they had experienced the death of a loved one.

*One out of every 20 children age 15 and younger will suffer the loss of one or both parents. These statistics don't account for the number of children who lose a "parental figure," such as a grandparent or other relative that provides care.

*1.5 million children are living in a single-parent household because of the death of one parent.

*It is estimated that 73,000 children die every year in the United States. Of those children, 83 percent have surviving siblings.

Source: Highmark Caring Place and

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