Grappling with Grief: Our Story

Here is the story behind the creation of Grappling with Grief, as well as the inspirations behind it, as told by GwG founder James “Jimmy Van” VanderLinden. We are a non-profit organization that tells people’s true stories of coping with grief and channeling it into something positive. Our aim is to promote awareness and prevention of illnesses both physical and mental, as well as to help people cope with grief in their own lives, to help them heal, and to try to inspire them to channel their own grief into something good.


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