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Chicago Tribune Column July 2019

Column: Her 14-year-old daughter’s liver saved another woman’s life. Now their friendship offers a road map through grief. "This article highlights the healing effects of our family's decision to donate Laura's organs. The piece also highlights our special ongoing relationship with the woman who received Laura's liver and the [...]

By |July 18th, 2019|Categories: Newspaper Interview|0 Comments

Mother Writes Losing 14 Year Old Daughter

Mother Writes Losing 14-Year-Old Daughter From Cancer This article summarizes our family's struggles over the past decade, discusses the positive psychology concept of post-traumatic growth (PTG), and highlights how we were initially surprised (and a little guilt-ridden) at our surviving--and eventually thriving--in the wake of two traumatic events. I had [...]

By |February 27th, 2019|Categories: Newspaper Article|0 Comments

TMJ4 – Morning Blend Show Interview

A Journey from Grief to Growth During my television interview on TMJ4's Morning Blend Show, I address the challenges inherent in grief and suggest specific strategies for supporting family and friends who have lost a loved one or who face a significant struggle. I share my family’s tumultuous decade and [...]

By |February 14th, 2019|Categories: TV Interview|0 Comments

Interview on WUWM89.7 Lake Effect Show

My interview focuses on our family’s experience with post-traumatic growth and the unexpected personal learning and deeper relationships that stemmed from our struggle with the meaning of my daughter’s sudden death. The segment also highlights the positive role organ donation played in our healing process. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO [...]

By |February 12th, 2019|Categories: Radio Interview|0 Comments

After loss and crisis, community gave me strength

After loss and crisis, the community gave me strength Tragic. Traumatic. Miraculous. These words describe my family’s past decade. When our seemingly healthy 14-year-old daughter Laura died within days of being diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor, my husband Ron and I were shocked and distraught. Our sheltered family life [...]

By |February 1st, 2019|Categories: Newspaper Article|0 Comments
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