A football club for grieving fathers

Dec 11, 2023 | Activism, People, Videos

When Dan Perez’s daughter died shortly before being born, his life was shattered. In the months following the stillbirth, Dan struggled to cope with his own pain and the expectations of society that men should limit their emotions. Then he found Sands United football club.
Sands United is a football team like no other. Comprised entirely of fathers grieving the loss of their stillborn children, the team provides a space for men to talk, heal, and honor their lost infants. As each game starts with a moment of silence and the players score goals in the names of their children, this is football with a higher purpose.But Sands United is more than just a football club. For Dan and countless others, it is a lifeline in their darkest hour.

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