Observations Along the Journey
Why I Do What I Do
Several people have asked about my personal experiences of loss. My father died in 1999 from complications from leukemia. I was with him up to the end. We were very close and I miss him greatly. However, I must also say his death had a profound positive effect on me and I credit his death with me leaving the business world, going back to college to get my masters degree, and becoming a counselor specializing in end-of-life and bereavement concerns. I have also had other losses, especially my mother in 2006, that continue to inspire me to do what I can to help others.