A Michigan couple who found their son, daughter-in-law and four grandchildren after they died from carbon monoxide poisoning two years ago is relying on their faith to move forward and help others who have lost others in a similar fate to heal.
Leonard Quasarano, his wife, Heather, and their four children were enjoying their weekend at their home in Fenton Township in Feburary 2016 when each one of them suddenly fell to the floor in, WEYI reported.
“I had breakfast with my son on a Friday, fully expecting to see him over the weekend, not knowing he’d be gone,” Leonard Quasarano’s father, Phil Quasarano, said.
The worried parents broke into Leonard’s home, and found all of the family members unresponsive. The youngest – still a baby – was found in the crib.
Authorities blamed their deaths on carbon monoxide poisoning from the faulty generator in the basement.
“My faith, that day, was shaken,” Phil said.
One of the first responders was the Quasanranos’ first immediate source of strength, helping the couple to zero in on their faith during an unthinkable moment of tragedy.
“He brought us all together and he prayed with us, which was huge,” Phil said. “That really was the first step in our healing honestly, right there and then.”
Phil and Laura continued to lean on their faith during the grieving process and joined a grief share program at their church. They were so inspired that they soon embarked on their own grief share program at the Rock Church of Fenton and began working with the Q Project, an organization created by friends of Leonard and Heather, which partners with the Fenton Townshi Fire Department to raise awareness of the carbon monoxide and provide residents with carbon monoxide detectives.
“We get so much out of it, as others heal, you heal,” Phil said.
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Amid their work, Phil and Laura admits they still experience sadness over the loss.
“We have waves of grief, it still comes and probably always will and in some sense I don’t want that to go away, it’s that deep love,” Phil said.