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 Finding Meaning After Losing Erika

Finding Meaning After Losing Erika

Hosted by Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley

Episode Description

Susan Whitmore, successful business woman, wife and mother, was helping her only child, Erika, plan her wedding when she received shocking news: Erika’s headaches were, in fact, a rare sinus cancer. Erika would need immediate, life-saving treatment. One year later, on May 30, 2002, despite unwavering efforts, Erika died surrounded and held by her loving family. She was 32. In honor of Erika, her mother, Susan, founded griefHaven (aka The Erika Whitmore Godwin Foundation), a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the support of those who have lost someone they love, specializing in the death of a child. griefHaven is a website that honors children and provides resources to parents, siblings, grandparents, medical professionals and others impacted by death. Susan’s story of hope and the process of rebuilding her life is a show not to be missed.

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Life After Tragedy

Life After Tragedy

Hosted by Michael Josephson

Episode Description

Last night, I attended a fundraising dinner for the Erika Whitmore Godwin Foundation, the creation of Susan and Wendell Whitmore, a couple who transformed their personal mountain of sorrow into a living monument to their daughter Erika who died in the prime of her life. Through a content-rich website Griefhaven.org, the foundation provides resources to guide parents recently maimed by the death of a child out of the black swamp of despair. Many at the dinner had lost a child, and regardless of the age or cause of death, these bereft parents all shared a common sentence – to live the rest of their lives with a hole in their heart.

This is Michael Josephson reminding you that character counts.

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Bob Saget Interview

Bob Saget Interview

Episode Description

Just prior to receiving the griefHaven Peace of Heart™ award, Bob Saget was interviewed on public radio about griefHaven, his own losses of all four of his sisters and brothers, how he, his father and mother found ways to cope, and his thoughts surrounding grief and receiving this prestigious award.

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Begin Again

Begin Again

Hosted by Michael Josephson

Episode Description

Susan Whitmore’s only daughter, Erika, was busily preparing for her wedding when doctors told her that a large cancerous tumor was pressing on her optic nerve and brain. Though the first months were marked with spurts of hope during frantic efforts to find a medical solution, it eventually became evident that Erika would not survive the disease. Susan was consumed by fear, pain, resentment, and anger when Erika wrote her a poem.

This is Michael Josephson reminding you that character counts.

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Resiliency: The Antidote to Tragedy

Resiliency: The Antidote to Tragedy

Hosted by Michael Josephson

Episode Description

I was inspired to discuss the loss of a loved one after I met Susan Whitmore, a woman who was devastated a few years ago by the death of her child, Erika. Though she is by no means completely healed (that probably never happens), Susan has transformed much of her grief into positive energy. From the boundless love she had for her daughter, she has extracted the motivation not only to survive but to thrive. Through a new website, griefhaven.org (that is continually and forever under construction) and a planned video, she draws experiences of other parents as well as grief counselors to provide solace, understanding, knowledge and, above all, compassionate love to parents who have lost a child. The griefHaven logo, an upside-down heart, is an eloquent symbol of the enduring quality of love.

This is Michael Josephson reminding you that character counts.

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