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Shirley Thiessen - Dealing With Grief

Shirley ThiessenIt wasn’t until my devastating loss of burying a child – a young adult son, Jordan, that I began the sharp learning curve into my grief education.

Twelve days after Jordan’s wedding, I was thrown into the unimaginable task of planning his funeral. Life felt like a wasteland of profound disappointments and heartache. I didn’t see a way forward.

Jordan Thiessen with sister and father.

How did I survive ?

My friends – Hope Heroes – came alongside my family with prayer, empathy and compassion. By their example, they showed me how to care for the broken-hearted.

Now I want to pay it forward.

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