Kelly Farley

Kelly Farley

Kelly Farley is a bereaved father that has experienced the loss of his two children over an eighteen month span. He lost his daughter Katie in 2004 and son Noah in 2006. During that time he realized that there is a lack of support services available to fathers suffering such a loss. As a result of that realization, he is working on his first book as a resource for Grieving Dads. He created and maintains a website for this project at www.GrievingDads.com. Kelly has also written several articles on the subject of men’s grief and has traveled throughout North America to interview other grieving dads in order to create a resource book that captures the experiences of other men on this journey. His book will be completed by the end of 2010 and is expected to highlight 30-40 real life inspirational stories from dads that have survived the loss of a child. He is on a mission to bring awareness to men’s grief and provide hope to the many men that often grieve in silence due to societal expectations.

Articles:

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Home Sickness After a Loved One’s Death

All of us who have lost a child can agree that when you lose a child, everything in your life is impacted in some way. After the death of my […]

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‘Brotherhood’ of Fathers Who Have Lost Children

I had a unique experience last week while I was at work that took me a little off guard. To give you some background leading up to this experience, it […]

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Seven Years Later, Coping With the Anniversary of a Death

This past November marked the 7-year anniversary of losing my sweet daughter Katie. I’m not sure what happened to the last 7 years, but they’ve managed to slip away. I […]

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Dragonflies Help Dad Feel Close to Deceased Son

It must have been a couple of weeks after the death of my son Noah when I first noticed the dragonflies.  It was mid-June 2006 and I had already been […]

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How to Support a Grieving Dad

I often hear from grieving dads who tell me they feel alone in their grief after the death of their child.  It amazes me that after going through something as […]

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What Are Your Triggers?

I have to be honest; it’s been a while since anything has “triggered” an intense emotional response.  These responses are much fewer and farther between than in my early days […]

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Bereaved Dad Defines ‘Courage’

Courage. It’s a word that paints many different images in our minds.  Each one of us has a different picture of what courage looks and feels like.  This may change […]

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Father Takes on Mission After Surviving Death of Two Children

I grew up in a typical blue collar Midwest City where working hard and playing hard was a way of life.  Men were expected to toughen up when times got […]

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