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Is Life Worth Living? How One Mom Offers Hope
There's beauty in life and life is worth living. These words did not resonate with Alice Wisler when her four-year-old son Daniel first died. But now, on the sixteenth anniversary of his death from cancer, she writes about many reasons to thrive.
Alice is not alone. Countless other mothers and fathers see no purpose in life when their child dies. Grief is overwhelming. Author Barbara Rosof calls it "the worst loss".
Yet life compels the bereaved to live, whether they think they want to or not. And in time---painfully, slowly----parents are able to embrace beauty once again. It might start out small, like enjoying the fragrance of a flower, a simple cup of tea, or a walk in nature.
Alice knows the fear and anguish that comes with the death of a child. Her respite came in the form of journal writing. Now she speaks about the value of writing from heartache and the importance of remembering. She travels across the country, offering worshops to guide others on how to use writing effectively for healing, health and hope.
On Saturday, February 2, at 10 AM, Alice will have the opportunity to share from her journey as she speaks as the keynote at the CURE weekend held at the Hilton Atlanta Northeast. CURE Childhood Cancer is dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through funding targeted research and through support of patients and their families. This weekend of memory and hope is offered for parents whose child did not get to win their battle. This date holds significance for Alice; sixteen years ago her four-year-old son Daniel took his last breath in her arms.
Later in the Peachtree Corners Room of the hotel, Alice will sign copies of her new devotional, Getting Out of Bed in the Morning: Reflections of Comfort in Heartache (Leafwood Publishers) from 12:45 to 1:45 PM. Over 100 copies of this book have been donated to those affected by the tragic school shooting in Sandy Hook, CT.
More about the Sandy Hook Comfort Project and Alice's organization, Daniel's House Publications, can be found here: http://www.alicewisler.com Visit the CURE website: http://www.curechildhoodcancer.org/
Page Updated Last on: Jan 23, 2013