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The boy behind the name

Bo's Heavenly CLubhouse

Bo William Hartwig was born on October 7, 2014 and he was the happiest little boy. He spent most of his life smiling at his big sister who often made him laugh uncontrollably. Bo got to do so many things in his short time here. He was able to be featured on television, feed a real deer, be "kissed" by a real giraffe, ride on his papa's boat, caught lots of fish, take photos with his dad's deer and turkey's, he got to go to the zoo and play every day with his mommy. 
Bo knew love every single moment of his life.

BO DIED ON SEPTEMBER 4, 2015

On a Friday morning, after a normal Thursday night, Amanda found Bo lifeless in his crib.

At just ten months old, he was taking the most peaceful sleep that he ever had in his life.

She called the police and was instructed to do CPR. 18 weeks pregnant with Bo's little brother,

And Bo's big sister, on her second day of kindergarten, was sitting alone scared in the bathroom.

after Amanda beckoned her to keep the door shut. 

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BO DIED OF THE ADENOVIRUS

The coroner has the hardest job in the entire world. They have to look parents in the eyes and tell them why their beloved child is gone. The Adenovirus is the COMMON COLD.

That means a cough, sneeze, conjunctivitis, etc.
He gave us no warning. Which we believe is a testament to how strong and resilient he truly was.

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A MINISTRY IN THE MAKING

One year after Bo's death, the Hartwig's continued to embark on a journey to find healing. It was only through Bo's passing that Wayne and Amanda began seeking out ways to heal. They tried a lot of different things.

Some terrible things, some justifiable things and some things... that would change their lives forever.

They met with "spiritual healers" and Mediums. 

They talked with grief therapists, counselors and advocates. 

they met with other child loss families. 

they attended support groups and grief seminars. 

they were desperate for help...and all seemed to help for a short time. only temporarily. 

.... until they crashed into the rock of ages.

They were convinced that there had to be more to this life than the unbearable agony that they were enduring, and they were right. 

 

Among the many days and nights of sorrow, God put it on their hearts to start a Grief ministry that was desperately needed in their area. A Grief support network for those that were suffering silently with the death of their beloved's. Throughout the years, the Hartwig's have gained strength in knowing that they are not alone. And they believe that this is the ultimate message for those suffering with the overwhelming sorrow of grief, is that there is hope. 
 

His Life Had a Purpose...And so does your beloved's

Since 2016, Bo's Heavenly Clubhouse has proudly provided over 400 care packages throughout wisconsin, continued hosting Child Loss Support Groups and has helped with over 255 Funeral Expenses for children 18 years and younger in Wisconsin. 

Although we recognize that this is our unique testimony, we understand that everyone is on a different walk. Everyone's journey of healing and with grief is different. We welcome all walks of life here, but we proudly share our testimony of God's Ultimate Deliverance and how Bo was "our beautiful bridge" to find Jesus. 

The Hartwig's remain transparent in their triumphs, their struggles and everything in between because they believe that by this transparency- other families can find healing. 

I miss you. So incredibly much. So undeniably so. Every waking moment..jpg
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