Episode 78: Sudden Death Versus Anticipated Grief


On this show Dr. Gloria Horsley and Alan Pedersen, Executive Director of The Compassionate Friends, discuss the challenges of sudden versus anticipated loss with bereaved mother’s Ann Kahdalia and Denise Pedersen whose children died in vehicle related accidents. Joining the group is Mitch Carmody whose son died of cancer. Alan Pedersen closes the show singing Love Lives On. Words and music by Alan Pedersen.

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  • Tim McMurtry says:

    I lost my oldest daughter who was 35 years old and a mother of 8 children. We always been close. She was a child that never had a chance because of divorce, molestation by uncle on ex wife side. She turn to drugs and alchohol because of the pain and could not get mental health. She was killed by unmarked police car which was speeding to a call but not going code. I have so much anger against lot of people that refused to help her. I fill most without her because we where close and she was planning to move to my farm. So few care she is even dead , I don’t know how to deal with her death. It was so complex I can’t even state it all here. I do not know how to get past this. It has also cause the loss of contact with my grandchildren. Any advice would be helpful.

  • ANONIMOUS says:

    My first born son passed suddenly on 3/7/2014 at the age of 18. I am currently numb, don’t feel anything but sadness.
    Currently- i don’t remember much about my son, feels like i have lost memory. my mind is fussy.