Grappling with Grief

Grief for a Former Life: Lisa Cox

by Lisa Cox   I’ve experienced grief several times in my 40 years. One of the most traumatic times happened just 24 years into my life and has left me with many visible and invisible scars. At age 24, I had a brain haemorrhage while waiting for my flight at the airport one morning. I […]

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Living Large…and Blind: Beth Finke

by Shandi Pace   Beth Finke has had a life filled with adversity. She experienced a significant life event in her twenties that would alter her life’s course forever. Without her strength and resilience, others may have continued on their path without hearing such a powerful story. It all started at the age of seven […]

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Loss, Cancer and Infertility: Jenny Hahne

by Shandi Pace   Wellness-junkie Jenny Hahne has a remarkable story of resilience. Her mom was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) when Jenny was a young girl. By the time her mother passed away, she was in an unbearable amount of pain. Jenny was inspired by her mom to enjoy life, travel and live well […]

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From Spinal Injury to Gold Medal: Ben Newton

by Shandi Pace   Ben Newton suffered permanent spinal injuries as a result of a car accident when he was two years old. As an adult, wheelchair rugby became his outlet to deal with the grief he couldn’t comprehend as a child. Originally from Sydney, Ben, his mother, and his infant sister got into a […]

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GwG’s Kyler James Shares His Story

In early September 2020, Grappling with Grief brought on a Social Media Manager by the name of Kyler James who GWG founder Jimmy Van knew from another venture. Kyler brings not just experience, but also exuberance and a positive outlook to the role. Kyler also has a great story to tell, and he agreed to […]

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Given THREE MONTHS to Live…But Winning

by Shandi Pace   Kathy Barnard and Natalie Richardson became united by their diagnosis of late-stage skin cancer. Kathy was given three to six months to live, while Natalie had to receive surgery to remove a mole. Their stories become intertwined by working together at the Save Your Skin Foundation to educate the public on melanoma […]

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