Many people speak of the time following loss as a journey. It is not an easy journey and no one chooses it. Survivors must mourn, question and rebuild their shattered lives. For many though, there is an unexpected gift: "a bond among survivors, which pierces through the isolation and the fear."
"Unlike our loved ones, whose pain was so enveloping that they were unable to hear our shouts of help, we refuse to be exiled by despair. As we reach out to others, we discover inner strengths we never knew existed. Although we did not ask for this test of our endurance -- and would reverse the circumstances if given the choice -- we discover that we are more resilient, less afraid, more empathetic and understanding as a result of what has happened to us."
Our website contains many stories that provide hope for survivors. These stories serve as a testimony to our ability to rise above the loss and pain without becoming bitter, jaded or hard. It is possible to survive. It is possible to overcome the obstacles and debilitating grief, emerging transformed from life's greatest suffering.
To find stories of hope and inspiration:
Click on: "Beyond Surviving" in the categories list on our home page.