Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn

Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn is the author of The Empty Room: Surviving Sibling Loss, a memoir and journalistic exploration of sibling loss. Her brother, Ted, suffered from a rare immune deficiency disorder and spent 8 years in an isolation room behind a plastic curtain before he died. He was one of two boys upon whom the movie “The Boy in the Plastic Bubble” was based. She is a contributing writer for More magazine, and has also written for Self, Discover, Psychology Today and Harper’s Bazaar, among other publications. Elizabeth is currently working on a new book, The Death of Cancer, with her father, Dr. Vincent T. DeVita. She lives in New York City with her husband, writer Paul Raeburn, and her son, Henry. To learn more about Elizabeth and her work go to: www.devitaraeburn.com or visit her blog: www.tedishere.blogspot.com Elizabeth appeared on the radio show “Healing the Grieving Heart” discussing the Death of a Sibling. To hear her interviewed by Dr. Gloria & Dr. Heidi Horsley, click on the following link: www.voiceamericapd.com/health/010157/horsley070705.mp3



Poem: For George, 27 Oct 2009

Film Review: “Ghosted”, 02 Sep 2009

Film Review: Departures, 28 Aug 2009

How Does Sibling-Loss Affect One’s Parenting?, 21 Aug 2009

Holden Caufield: Still relevant?, 07 Jul 2009

Gorgeous short movie about the loss of two siblings—check it out, 08 May 2009

Carrying, 08 May 2009

What is Disenfranchised Grief?, 08 May 2009

What a Coincidence!, 08 May 2009

The Impact of Losing an Infant Sibling, 08 May 2009

Reminders of a Brother Who Rarely Saw the Sky, 20 Dec 2008

Elizabeth Devita-Raeburn: Death of a Sibling, 07 Jul 2005