Posts by Megan Holder

A Mother's Love: Cindy Schoell's Story

My mother was diagnosed at the age of 39 with breast cancer while she was pregnant with me.  I am now 39, the age she was at diagnosis, which has brought up many different emotions for me – anger, sadness, fear.  I have two beautiful daughters, currently ages 6 and 9.  My mother had two…

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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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Why I Ride: Misty Alexander

As we lead up to this year’s Spin for Kid’s we wanted to share the stories of our riders and why they ride for Kate’s Club. Tonight Misty shares her story in her own words. Misty Alexander is a Kate’s Club Ambassador and super buddy. This year marks her fourth year riding for the Kate’s…

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Why I Ride: Kirsten Miklethun

As we lead up to this year’s Spin for Kid’s we wanted to share the stories of our riders and why they ride for Kate’s Club. Tonight Kirsten shares in her own words how a student’s lasting impression and a friend who knew about Kate’s Club convinced her to get on the bike her first…

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Thank you, MMM!

When someone is grieving many people are at a loss for words – how can they be most helpful to the person or family that is grieving? What do they say? How should they act? We have used this blog as a space to share the stories of people who are grieving, ideas for coping…

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Be a Part of the #bluenovember Campaign

Three and a half years ago this blog was launched as a platform to further the Kate’s Club vision of creating a world where it is okay to grieve. Through our clubhouse programs, KC Connects, our blog and various social media platforms YOU have helped us build a network of people committed to facing grief…

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Learning to Live Again

Before Mitch Albom was the best-selling author of Tuesdays with Morrie, he was an award winning sports writer. Then one evening he saw an interview with a favorite college professor that sent his life in a different direction. He called Morrie Schwartz after the interview, began to visit with him regularly and that is when…

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Childhood Grief on the National Stage

This week the National Alliance for Grieving Children will hold its annual symposium in Atlanta. Kate’s Club is honored to be a part of this alliance along with our partner organizations across the country. We join with them in the belief that no child should grieve alone. A huge part of that is creating a…

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The Rules of Inheritance

At age fourteen both of Claire Bidwell Smith’s parents are diagnosed with cancer. By the time she was twenty five they had both died. Rules of Inheritance is her memoir – her own tragic and beautiful journey through her grief.   Claire tells her story using time, but not chronologically. This allows the reader to…

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In Celebration of Their Children

When a child loses a parent they become an orphan. When a spouse loses their partner, they become a widow/widower. There is not a word to describe a parent who loses a child. A mother simply known as Sofia’s mom says it is because there is not a word to describe the pain. A year…

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