Children Killed by Drunk Drivers

October 27, 2005
Hosted by Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley

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Episode Description

Following the tragic death of his 21-month-old son to drunk driving, Glynn Birch joined MADD and was asked to share his story. He has been sharing it ever since to help protect other families from this violent crime. Glynn’s election as the National President of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD.org) makes him the first male and minority president in the organization’s 25-year history. He’s been volunteering his time and talents for more than 15 years advancing MADD’s mission at the local, state and national levels. Glynn discusses the special challenges that those whose children have been killed by drunk drivers face and how MADD parents have used their anger in positive ways changing laws and attitudes.

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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