EP 54: We Are Family

by | Sep 7, 2023 | PODCAST

In this episode of Beyond the 1st Response, Christy and Ciara talk about the family weekend in Dallas Texas. 

First H.E.L.P. Family

Every year family members who have lost a first responder to suicide are able to attend a weekend of honoring their loved ones. While seeing the people who have become their family. 

We talk about how this year the sessions were mixed among family members, and how awesome the sessions were. We got to learn how other family members dealt with their grief, which is not how it has been in the past: widows all together, parents all together, etc. 

This year was a first for both of our daughters and it was truly another part of our families healing journeys, and so awesome to see them be with other children who have lost a parent to suicide. 

The family weekend is sometimes the only vacation many of these families get all year, so it is undeniably special in many ways. We are so thankful for First H.E.L.P. and all the amazing sponsors who help put this even together each year. It would never be possible without them!

Already counting down the days to see our family next year! 

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