milestone grief

Coping with Milestone Grief

The anniversary of a loved one’s death can be more difficult to bear than grieving people realize. In fact, many dread the day. Anniversaries are meant to be celebrated with family and friends. But the anniversary of a loved one’s death is far from a celebration. I once heard a grieving fiancé describe the anniversary as the “death-versary,” which, to me, seems like an appropriate way to refer to the Read More »

Hope Act

Hope Act: Milestone in Ending the Wait

Imagine you are HIV+ and you are going to die from end-stage organ disease; an organ transplant is your only hope to survive. You get placed on the wait list with 121,000 other people who have been waiting years ahead of you to receive the gift of life. Now imagine more organs could be made available for transplant, and the wait for your organ could be shortened. A recent legislative change Read More »