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Resilient Parents Transform Grief into Goodness and Pain into Possibility

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, December 10, 2018

It was the bright yellow van with bumblebees on it that captured my attention as I walked from the conference center back to my hotel in Dublin. The women lining up to go into the van must have recognized my picture from the conference brochure and invited me into their experience—an experience that left me crying in sorrow as well as amazement.  


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Cancer Warrior Teaches Life Lessons

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, February 29, 2016

We learn from resilient souls often after their death, after words have been said and written about them. Such is the case of Jill Brzezinski-Conley who died of breast cancer at age 38 but left behind a foundation that encouraged people to “Rock What you Got…” 


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"What for?" Beats "Why Me?": Lessons from a Short-Lived Life

By Eileen McDargh - Tuesday, January 05, 2016

I was cleaning out my files cabinets over the holidays and came across a 91-page document from Caring Bridge. It was an account of an amazing teenager who was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer at age 13 and died just short of her 15th birthday.  Let’s call her Kelsey for sake of privacy.  


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