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Chris Shank: Military Loss: The Ultimate Sacrifice

November 22, 2018

Christopher Shank is a surviving sibling of Cpl. Jeremy Shank, who lost his life in Iraq in September 2006. Christopher is a filmmaker and is currently working for Tragedy Assistance Program for Military Survivors (TAPS) as a Survivor Care Advocate, where he helps support other survivors of military loss.

Zander Sprague: Murder; Finding A Positive Pathway

October 11, 2018

Zander Sprague is the go to speaker and author for Sibling Loss. His mission is to help sibling survivors define their loss and choose a positive pathway. His internationally acclaimed book, Making Lemonade: Choosing A Positive Pathway After Losing Your Sibling has helped people around the world. He also hosts the podcast The Lemonade Stand […]

Gabriel Rao: Guys Losing Brother’s

July 12, 2018

Gabriel Rao was called to a life of service after the unexpected death of his brother, Elijah while being deployed to Afghanistan. Gabriel has facilitated group retreats and wilderness expeditions focusing on grief, loss and legacy with the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) and is currently developing their programs for community engagement. https://www.opentohope.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Gabriel-Rao-Guys-Losing-Brother’s.mp3Podcast: Play […]

Giving A Hoot About Death with Will Harryman

February 14, 2018

William’s brother Ryan passed away 3 years ago playing water polo. At the time, he was a famous youtuber with a message called Zero Hoots. Last year, William decided to quit his tech job, jump in a van and travel around the country to meet his fans and film a documentary.

Mitch Carmody and Jacob Yurich: Twin Loss

January 25, 2018

Mitch Carmody a nationally recognized grief authority and author of “Letters To My Son, is a bereaved Dad and bereaved sibling. His twin sister Sandy died in 1985. Joining Mitch will be bereaved sibling Jacob Yurich whose twin brother Zachary died in 2000 of the same cancer as Mitch’s son. Both men found hope with […]

Kelly Griffith: Sibling Loss-Tragedy Assistance Program

January 11, 2018

Kelly Griffith is the TAPS Magazine Editor and Manager of Internal Communications and the surviving sister of Marine Corps Maj. Samuel Griffith. Kelly’s background in journalism and the profound impact of Sam’s life and service enable her to share the compassion and care of TAPS through writing. http://opentohope.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/04093532/Kelly-Griffith.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Kathy Miller: Chippy Chipmunk Deals With Loss

November 23, 2017

Kathy M. Miller is an award-winning author and photographer of the Chippy Chipmunk picture book series. Her latest book “Chippy Chipmunk: Friends in the Garden” helps children who are grieving. After Kathy lost her mother, she found comfort and healing in nature photography. Her book uses nature and a delicately woven storyline to open a […]

Dr. Christina Hibbert: Coping With Family Crisis

September 7, 2017

Dr. Christina Hibbert is a clinical psychologist and author specializing in women’s mental health, grief/loss, parenting, pregnancy, and personal growth. In 2007 her sister and brother-in-law died due to unfortunate cirmstances. Her family then doubled in size as they inherited two adorable nephews. Suddenly, she went from a mom of four children to six. http://opentohope.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/29124453/Christina-Hibbert-.mp3Podcast: […]

Lisa Nalbantov: Sibling Loss

August 31, 2017

Lisa Miller Nalbantov is an adult bereaved sibling. Her sister, Stephanie, the youngest of 3, died suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 24. Realizing the limited availability of resources focused solely on grieving siblings, Lisa is working on a book based on her experiences in the hopes of reaching others and providing insight on […]