As quickly as he came, he returned to the Lord in the sound and fury of a helicopter into the night sky, rushing him to the children’s hospital to try to halt the blood infection. He died en route New Year’s Eve 2012, two weeks shy of his ninth birthday.

Christian Brady is a scholar of ancient Hebrew and Jewish literature, a Professor of Jewish Studies, and the inaugural dean of the Lewis Honors College at the University of Kentucky. He is also a priest in the Episcopal Church and Canon Theologian in the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington. His latest book is Beautiful and Terrible Things: A Christian Struggle with Suffering, Grief, and Hope. 

 Elizabeth teaches at Penn State and her essays on learning to live with loss can be read on Open to Hope, Compassionate Friends, and Elizabeth served on the content advisory board for the PBS documentary “Speaking Grief” and has participated in the panel called a “Flower Picked Too Soon” at the Compassionate Friends national conference. 





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