The World Lost a Hero: We Lost Our Brother, Sibling Survivors of September 11th

June 30, 2005
Hosted by Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley

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Episode Description

Gloria and Heidi’s guests are sisters, Lauren and Kerri Kiefer, whose brother Firefighter, Michael Vernon Kiefer died at the age of 25 in the September 11th World Trade Center attacks. Michael was the big brother everyone wanted, he always watched out for his sisters and was there when they needed him. Michael wanted to be a New York City fireman as long as anyone can remember. He was dedicated, motivated, and eager to be the best at everything he did. It was this determination that made Michael not just one of New York’s bravest and a hero, but the best big brother any sister could ever ask for.

Open to Hope

Open to Hope

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“Open to Hope” is a show dedicated to those who have suffered a loss. The show is hosted by Dr. Gloria Horsley, Marriage and Family Therapist and her daughter Dr. Heidi Horsley, adjunct professor at Columbia University’s school of Social Work. Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi are published authors and international experts in grief, loss and recovery. Hear bereaved family members and experts share inspirational stories of loss, hope and recovery. Learn what you can do to cope and to establish a new normal. Dr. Gloria and Dr. Heidi dedicate their show to their deceased son, and brother Scott, and to all those who have lost loved ones and are looking for hope. They welcome you to lean on their hope until you have found your own.

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Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley

Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley

Dr. Gloria Horsley, BSN, MS, MA, CNS, MFT, MIM, Ph.D. is a bereaved parent and has worked in family therapy for 22 years. She holds graduate degrees from the University of Rochester, Syracuse, Greenwich and Holos Universities. Dr. Gloria serves The Compassionate Friends in a number of roles, including Board Director and chairperson for TCF’s annual program for professionals. Dr. Heidi Horsley, BS, MS, MSW, Psy.D. is a bereaved sibling and adjunct professor at Columbia University’s school of Social Work where she teaches courses including grief, loss, and bereavement. She holds graduate degrees from Columbia University, Loyola, and University of San Francisco. She also conducts seminars & workshops at The Compassionate Friends annual bereavement conferences.

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