Honoring Cole-Michael Busch
Executive Director Angela Busch founded The Cole Project in honor of her son, Cole-Michael, who died at the age of 15 after a hard-fought battle with brain cancer.
In the wake of his death, many of Cole’s friends and peers struggled to find the support, community, and positive outlets to guide them through their loss. They struggled in school, battled depression or substance abuse, and admitted to feeling isolated in their grief.
Yet, they were hardly alone.
Research shows that among high school juniors and seniors, 90% have experienced grief related to death; 40% have experienced the death of a friend; and 20% have witnessed a death. Tragically, teens with unresolved grief are five times more likely to complete suicide, while children with unresolved grief are nine times more likely to drop out of school.
The Cole Project was started in 2015 to create a community for these teens and young adults who have suffered the loss of a loved one, a friend, a classmate, or a peer. We offer a support system to those struggling on a journey of grief, to help navigate through loss and find a path to healing. For where there is healing, there is hope. And hope changes everything.
The Cole Project is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit. All donations go directly into funding our mission. To learn more, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (385) 419-1320
ROBERT S. ADAMS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS