Central Standard
6:00 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Dealing With The Loss Of A Child

When a parent outlives their child, the amount of grief, remorse, and guilt can be overwhelming.  These emotions are compounded when dealing with the matters of death that follow.

Credit http://catalystsforhealth.com

On Tuesday's Central Standard, Jabulani Leffall talks with Topekan Von Kopfman who lost his 21-year-old son in a work-related accident last year. 

They discuss how Kopfman has devoted his life to helping others through the grieving process, and has turned his experience into something positive. 

He created the website www.forthesurvivors.org which offers resources on everything from funeral arrangements to legal counsel.  Kopfman's current project, a book of letters written to deceased loved ones, highlights the use of narrative therapy, and brought him support from an Olympic champion.

More info: If you would like to be considered for inclusion in a future edition of The Letters Project Book, send an email to forthesurvivors@hotmail.com or mail to The Letters Project Book P.O. Box 4088 Topeka Kansas 66604.  Von can’t promise every letter will be included but does promise that every one will be read.

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