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.

Gabriel Nathan on the Loss of a Dream

Grow Through It: Loss & Grief

Gabriel Nathan, Editor of OC87 Recovery Diaries, describes the loss of a dream when he pursued a career in law enforcement in his 20s, ultimately dropping out after failing a required physical test. Over time, he came to a place of acceptance, instead of disappointment.

Jeffrey Veatch on Losing a Child to a Drug Overdose


Grow Through It: Loss & Grief

Jeffrey Veatch talks about losing his son Justin to an accidental drug overdose and growing through it by finding a way to turn his tragedy around and do good for others. Veatch created a school talk to tell Justin’s story and help students protect themselves and their friends.

Wendy Sefcik, Lost Son to Suicide


Grow Through It: Loss & Grief

Wendy Sefcik talks about losing her teenage son to suicide and growing through it with the support of family, friends, and community; by learning about suicide risk in youth and teens; and “Remembering T.J.”…by raising awareness for mental health.

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