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Wendy D.

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Review for Soaring Spirits International, Simi Valley, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor when i was 9 months pregnant with our second child. He died 3 short weeks later when our daughter was 10 days old and our son was 17 months old. I was 38 years old and had no idea where to go to for support even though I live in a big city.

I turned to the internet to search out people like me...young and widowed. I came across SSLF and the Widow's Voice blog and immediately felt a strong connection to the writers and the other widowed people online. I cannot stress enough how much having these connections have helped me in my journey. I never would have found such a supportive and understanding community without SSLF. They have created an organization that provides resources, support and friendships to those of us in this unenviable club. I'm so thankful for their presence!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have found a lot of healing through reading about the lives of other widows. I have also made some incredible friends through attending Camp Widow. Lastly, it has helped instill a passion in me to reach out to others in this position.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

*Work on holding Camp Widow somewhere in the middle of the country so more people could attend. *Focus on continuous or more frequent fundraising. *Continue to create a national presence.

Role:  Client Served & I have been a guest writer for the Widow's Voice blog, volunteered at Camp Widow and planned/hosted the Widows Rock the Holidays party in Chicago.