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Grief, Loss and Healing | Taking Care With Amy Goyer | AARP


Grief, Loss and Healing | Taking Care with Amy Goyer | AARP – An inherent part of caregiving is sometimes the loss of your previous lifestyle, the slow loss your loved ones abilities (especially with Alzheimer’s), then …


“There Is No Solace From This Grief,” Family Of Man Killed In Hit And Run

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Multiple family members read out heartbreaking personal statements about Switzer's passing, each passionately describing the love they had for him and the horror of his loss. When Switzer's brother Ben began to read his statement, he broke down in tears.
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Grief seminar in Vinton takes 'soul-based,' homeopathic approach

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Chance’s Spot – Pet Loss and Support Resources


Chance’s Spot – Pet Loss and Support Resources – Chance’s Spot is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals who have suffered the loss of a dearly loved pet. If you are grieving…


St. Hubert's Animal Welfare in Madison and North Branch to hold Easter

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St. Hubert's services to the community include pet adoption and animal rescue, animal-assisted therapy, humane education, food bank, dog training and pet loss support. St. Hubert's animal shelters in Madison and North Branch, NJ, provide care for …
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'Knight at the Races' – May 10, 2014

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… principle of the Knights of Columbus, whose members are men of faith and men of action. Primary sponsors for "Knight at the Races" include Council of Catholic Women, Haisley Pet Loss Services, Fort Pierce Orthopaedics, Joe Demarco Knights of …
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Summer Camp Advice 5


Summer Camp Advice 5 – is a FREE service that helps parents find the best children’s summer camp, overnight camps, sports camps, teen travel camps, summ…


Our Lives: Being the bearer of bad news

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As a resident, my husband asked for advice on telling a family that their son had died. “Don't let the … The hard part is that after you deliver devastating news, you are left to witness the grief of others, the abject despair that comes on the heels …
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My Dad Died. “Step Mom” Is Collecting His Social Security for a Child That Is Not His!?

Question by : My dad died. “step mom” is collecting his social security for a child that is not his!?
He passed suddenly. They had been living seperate for a little more than 2 years at the time of dads passing. She had a boyfriend from the start of the seperation, and had a kid with the boyfriend. My father and her never legally seperated/divorced though..and my fathers name is on the birth certificate. It is not his child, admitingly by all parties. However since she’s technically his “widow” she is entitled to survivor benefits. Those benefits become a large amount of money if there is a child involved…so she is collecting a large amount of money each month, claiming to social security that the child is my fathers. It is not. It has been known since she was pregnant that it is not my fathers…however she is just not telling that to social she can get more money. She is also a meth addict. I have already reported it to social security.They said it is fraud if the child isn’t his..and that she will have to pay the money back to social security..they said to get a family lawyer..(which I cannot afford) establish paternity. However I have been told by someone who knows “step mom” that they did do a paternity test. Her and the boyfriend seperated…and he got one for visitation/child support. Yet she is collecting a LARGE sum each month, partying and living off of my dad’s social security. I refuse to let my father be taken advantage of. I understand she is legally entitled to a widows benefit..that I can do nothing about…but this is not right. She shouldn’t be collecting such a huge amount for a child thats not his! It seems that the bad people win. What should I do? Has anyone out there had a similar experience? What would you do? I really need help with this. Im about to call Maury. 🙁 I have actually considered it! Its a mess..and is not right that I should be going thru this..especially after losing my dad. Thank you for all advice! Also I will never see a dime of it..and I dont care..its not about money..its about my father being taken advantage of. He worked hard for those benefits…its not right what she is doing.
Its $ 2600 a month! ….also yes I can prove she’s meth head…she just got arrested for possession of it 2 months ago. I understand your points pragmatism and thank all of you for responses.. yes this is my dads mess…She took advantage of him the whole time they were together..never working..always on drugs..its his mess yes. Social security has told me that it is fraudulent if its not actually his child…I know its the states money…but this woman has just lived off of him for so long. Also he had a girlfriend who found she was pregnant after his passing…and she’s claiming its his..and this one just might be. Her and stepmom were buddies..and were splitting the the girlfriend told me about it after they had a falling out. I told the girlfriend to contact me when she’s ready to establish paternity..because I need to know if I have a sibling …however..thats another mess. I really loved my dad..and yes I guess I am angry with him. I just think its so wrong

October 15th Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Video


October 15th Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Video – October 15th Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Video by Salwa Owens. All rights to images reserved. Video belongs to Salwa Owens. Music: MercyMe-“The Hurt …


Two more infants die in Attapadi

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Two newborn-infants died in Attapadi tribal block in Palakkad last week taking the infant death toll due to malnutrition to 69 over the past two years. While tribal couple Amrita-Murugeshan lost their fourth child, another couple …
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CM takes notice of child kidnapping

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CHIEF Minister Shahbaz Sharif has taken notice of a news item regarding kidnapping of a nine-month-old infant from Mayo Hospital Lahore and sought a report from Adviser on Health and Secretary Health. He directed the authorities concerned to take steps …
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Writing a Book, Plot Summary and Some Stuff?

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Question by This is how you sound.: Writing a book, plot summary and some stuff?
I’ve got an idea for a novel I’d like to write, i’ve just started working on it. But basically the plot is about a 16 year old girl, Brittany, who is murdered and how it affects those around her over the next few years. It starts with the day she died, she and her best friend Alyssa were supposed to go to the mall, but after getting into an argument with her mother, Alyssa can’t go. She texts Brittany who is already at the mall, and she decides to leave the mall early when she finds out Alyssa won’t be going, while waiting at the bus stop in front of the mall, she’s shot and killed in a drive by shooting. It’s all still very iffy, just an idea really. The book mostly focuses on Alyssa dealing with her friend’s death, blaming herself (had she been there, Brittany wouldn’t have been waiting for the bus at that time), listening to how suddenly everyone from school was close friends with Brittany, and how her life is changed by what happened. I think I’d like to have her write Brittany letters or emails throughout the book, telling her about what’s going on in her life. I’d also like to focus on a few other characters though (two other girls who were friends with the pair, and possibly a boy who Brittany was dating or somehow involved with) and I’m not sure whether to write it in 3rd person, 1st person from perspective of Alyssa, or change POV every few chapters. I’d like for it to end around 5 or so years after Brittany’s death with some kind of closure for Alyssa.