ST. LOUIS — The love between a parent and a child is an unbreakable bond.
Even if their child is no longer here.
The Gillespies lost their son William in a motorcycle accident. He died six years ago when he was 28 years old.
Today in St. Louis' Rene Knott talked to the Gillespies over Zoom.
The couple told him that although it was six years ago, the grieving doesn't get any easier.
Laura and Gary said they don't sit around feeling sorry.
They are people of action. Gary recently ran 28 miles, 7 miles at a time, every six hours, over two days to honor his son.
The couple is also giving.
They started the "Dream Like Will" nonprofit. The biggest contribution they make is offering college scholarships. They have given a lot over the years.
Gary said by continuing their son's legacy, it gives him a "purpose." He said it helps him to carry on.
And even though they're both furloughed right now, they're not focused on their situation.
Instead, they continue to focus on the needs of others.
"I just kind of go by the mantra - that I need to believe in the good in the world and to be the good in the world," Laura said.