Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn

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

Articles:

Open to  hope

Reminders of a Brother Who Rarely Saw the Sky

By Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn — A few years ago, I ended up at the American Folk Art Museum quite by accident. A friend was visiting from out of town, and we’d […]

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Elizabeth Devita-Raeburn: Death of a Sibling

HEALING THE GRIEVING HEART Death of a Sibling Host: Dr. Gloria Horsley With guest: Elizabeth Devita-Raeburn July 7, 2005 G: Welcome to Healing the Grieving Heart. There are no simple […]

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