Brother Died After Car Accident

When Sara was 12 years old her brother was killed after being involved in a car accident. In this interview we learn how Sara’s loss affected her at the time, more than 30 years ago, and how it has shaped her life today. Share your “20-20” story of loss: http://2020griefproject.com/share-your-story

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Unexpectedly Losing His Mom

When John Gaylardo’s mom went into the hospital for a relatively routine procedure, she unfortunately did not make it back out alive. In this interview we speak with John about how the sudden and unexpected loss of his mother affected him at the time of the—more than 20 years ago—and the regret he feels today…

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Unexpected Loss of Her Father

Today we hear from Sharon Scrima and her story of the unexpected loss of her father, from more than 20 years ago.  In this interview, Sharon talks with us about how it impacted her life then and now – and how she continues to experience a connectedness to her Dad.  We learn how she healed…

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Sudden Loss of His Father

Ken Agud’s story begins one morning when he learns that his Dad had a fatal heart attack after finding him unresponsive in his bedroom. In this interview, we speak with Ken about this loss, more than 20 years ago, and how it has shaped his views about life and death. We talk about family, friendships…

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Losing 3 Family Members, Back to Back

Today Diane Brennan, founder of The 20-20 Grief Project shares her own story of loss, from more than 20 years ago. Diane lost her brother, father, and grandmother all within a short window. In this video we hear how those losses affected her at the time and how she reflects upon them today. Share your…

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Surviving Her Sister’s Murder: Interview with Shani Campbell

Today we hear from Shani Campbell who shares the sudden and unexpected loss of her older sister, from more than twenty years ago. Shani’s sister, and a friend, were abducted and murdered in 1994, when Shani was 13 years old. In her story we learn how Shani coped with her sister’s loss, and how she…

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Creating a New Narrative After Loss

It’s a cliche to say that life is about the stories we tell ourselves—but there is a lot of truth to this one. How we understand things that happen to us and that happen around us is determined largely by the narratives we create and repeat to ourselves. How we understand the trajectory of our…

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Family Matters — How Families Change after Loss

Loss can and often does change everything in our life, including our relationship with our family. Some of the changes are for the better, some are simply different but neutral and others are undeniably negative. In the years following a loss, family dynamics will continue to evolve—sometimes becoming more like they were before the loss,…

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Is It Ever Ok or Possible to Move on?

If you’re dealing with a death of a loved one, the idea of “moving on” can feel insulting. It’s a phrase often associated with a break-up and implies emotional distance. But after a major loss you will likely hear people talking about how you should move on. What does that mean, and is it even…

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Finding Strength and Resilience after Loss

After a major loss it’s normal to find it hard to function for at least a short amount of time afterward. But even the most devastating loss can be an occasion for growth. For some people, the path towards resilience comes easily—usually people who both already had an optimistic mindset and who don’t see their…

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