Joelle Wright-Terry on Surviving COVID and Becoming a COVID Widow

Grow Through It: Health Issues & Illness and Loss & Grief

Joelle Wright-Terry, retired Detroit police officer and hospice chaplain, tells her story of surviving COVID and becoming a COVID widow. She grew through it by the grace of God. She learned how to trust in God, survive, and take over her husband’s business. She encourages everyone to take everyday as it comes and tell your loved ones you love them.

Caryn Anthony on Growing Through Her Son’s Incurable Illness

Grow Through It: Health Issues & Illness

Caryn Anthony, author of the blog, Any Way the Wind Blows, describes caring for and working with her young adult son at every stage of his illness — when it was a chronic condition, a serious illness and finally in hospice care. She worked to separate her needs from his, advocated for him, but stepped back to allow him to lead.

Rikke Schmidt Kjaergaard on Surviving Bacterial Meningitis

Grow Through It: Health Issues & Illness

Rikke Schmidt Kjaergaard, author of The Blink of an Eye, describes growing through a deadly bout of bacterial meningitis with the help of excellent doctors, her devoted family, and good luck. Her message is that every day counts, be there for each other, and do something for the greater good.

Devon Carrow on Growing Through Alopecia

Grow Through It: Health Issues & Illness

Devon Carrow, creator of The Love Spreader, on growing through Alopecia with daily patience, by trying different things to deal with hair loss, and by connecting with others online.

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