On Christmas weekend we learned that a dear friend and part of our community lost a long and brave battle with postpartum depression (PPD). Sasha leaves behind husband Cody, 3 year old daughter Ember, and 5 month old son Gus. We are heartbroken by this loss.
Cody has courageously shared their story [click here]. We stand with him in honoring Sasha’s memory and talking openly about depression and PPD.
A memorial service for Sasha will be Saturday, January 9, at Ada Bible Church in Cascade. Visitation will be at 10am, with the service beginning at 11am.
If you would like to support the Hettich family, you can do so financially through the go-fund-me page [click here]. There is also a meal train [click here] (need more information about either of these? Email firstname.lastname@example.org).
We will be walking closely with Cody in the coming weeks, attentive to how the Branch can continue to support him and his children.
Finally, we hold to the promise that when we are in the darkest of valleys we are not abandoned or left on our own. God is with us. We cling to the hope and strength of this promise together.