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Melanie54

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Review for Wings of Hope Living Forward Inc, Gilbertsville, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Wings of Hope has been a God-send for me! I have been a member of this organization almost since it's inception. After losing my youngest son, Jess, in 2009 I found Wings of Hope quite by accident. I attended the first retreat held in 2013 & found a group of caring moms & dads who were on this same journey of navigating life without their precious children. I formed immediate bonds with the founder of the group & other members. Life-long friendships have been made at retreats & through the facebook groups. These people literally held me up when I could not stand on my own. The retreats are wonderful & each one brought healing & hope for this broken hearted mom. I truly can't say enough about how generous founder, Shirley Tripp Johnson is, both with her time & the efforts she puts into this organization. I tell every new grieving mom I meet about Wings of Hope. 10 years since the death of my precious Jess, I now share the group with excitement instead of sadness. I owe much of my healing to Wings of Hope (after God, of course)!!

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Review for Wings of Hope Living Forward Inc, Gilbertsville, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

We lost our oldest son in 2001. His baby brother was killed in an accident in 2009. I attended the first Wings of Hope retreat in 2012 & continue to attend retreats, including the most recent one in VA Beach. This group has meant so much to me over the years. I was welcomed with open arms, lots of hugs & understanding from other parents on this same grief journey. The retreats are well planned & bring hope & healing to all who attend. We come from all over the US (& some outside the US). We come from all walks of life. Our stories are unique but, their outcomes are the same. We're just trying to get through this life without our precious children. Wings of Hope is an amazing organization - I don't know where I would be without this group.

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Review for Wings of Hope Living Forward Inc, Gilbertsville, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Wings of Hope has softened my grief journey so very much. Luckily, I found this group shortly after losing my youngest son in 2009. I attended the first retreat Wings of Hope offered. I was met by other parents who had also experienced the pain of losing a child. We laughed, we cried, we talked about our Angels without hesitation. I have life longs friends from that first retreat. When one of us falter there is always another Angel mom or dad to help us find our way & carry on. Together we have honored our children by standing strong for each other & any newly bereaved parent who comes our way!

Melanie Marshall - forever Jess & JJ's mom !!

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