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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