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Loss and Gratitude: A Father Tribute

By Cindy Schoell, Board Chair I was 4 years old when my mother died after a 4 year battle with breast cancer.  My parent’s were quite amazing in the fact that they never hid my mother’s illness from my sister, who is 2 years older than me, and I.  When my mother died, my father […]

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Loss and Gratitude: A Helping Friend

By Emily Lieberman, Ambassador Saturday, March 9th, 1985. It was any normal Saturday night. My younger sister, Hallie was at the movies with her friends. My older brother, Josh, was away at a soccer tournament, and my older sister, Beth, had just left a few minutes previously with her friend, Shelley. Although my dad had […]

Camp Good Mourning

I’ve never been to a bereavement camp before. I didn’t know what to expect, especially since I’ve never gone to any camp as an intern before.  I didn’t know whether my role would be one of camper support or running around doing whatever anyone needed from me. My role was a little bit of both […]

Recipe for the Best Me

Grief can throw us for a loop in all aspects of our lives, especially how we feel about ourselves. Sometimes it makes us feel like we’re falling apart at the seams. Sometimes it makes us feel alone. Sometimes it makes us question who we are. When we feel this way during our grieving, it’s difficult […]

Grieve Together

A year ago today I began what ultimately became a long, hard year of goodbyes to people I really loved. I was at work and received a call from my dad that I needed to go home to Texas because they were moving my hilariously adorable and totally inappropriate grandmother to hospice – it was […]

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