Archive for July 2012

Proposed bill seeks to give more parents time off to grieve

A recent CNN article explains the grief journey of Barry Kluger who lost his daughter to an automobile accident when she was 18. Unfortunately, parts of his journey are all too familiar for those that have lost a child; and for those still younger that have lost a parent or a sibling. Now, there is…

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Cabaret IX – a party with a purpose!

On August 17th, Kate’s Club will be hosting Cabaret IX. Cabaret is a party with a purpose, existing to help fund the Kate’s Club Mission – to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. For those of you not familiar, this event looks like a fancy schmancy cocktail…

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Shadow

On the way home earlier this week, I was listening to Terry Gross interviewing author Brian Castner on “Fresh Air” playing on NPR.  Mr. Castner has written a book about his experiences disabling roadside IEDs in Iraq, The Long Walk, A Story of War and the Life that Follows. In the interview he likened his…

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The Heart to Make a Difference

Chris is an 11 year old Kate’s Club member.  His mom died in February of 2010, and he joined KC in June of 2010.  Chris went to the Georgia Aquarium with our Kate’s Club Outing on Saturday.  Chris clearly knows his marine biology and ocean ecology.  He knows about beluga whales and whale sharks and…

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Grief Awareness Day: Independence Day

Grief Awareness Day: Independence Day: My own independence is something that I value highly.  Even as a child I was independent and (according to some people) a bit stubborn… Would you like to share your story? Please contact us at griefawarenesday@gmail.com

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Independence Day

My own independence is something that I value highly.  Even as a child I was independent and (according to some people) a bit stubborn.  But, to some extent that independence was an illusion. I was blessed to have the support of not just two parents but essentially four:  my Mom, Dad, Stepdad and Aunt.  …

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