Drunk Driving: Forgiveness with Prevention

May 18, 2006
Hosted by Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley

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Episode Description

Carl McDonald has had a twenty-year career with the Wyoming Highway Patrol. Carl has recently retired from the Patrol in order to accept a position as the National Law Enforcement Initiative Coordinator with MADD, Mother’s Against Drunk Driving. In January 1998 Lieutenant McDonald’s five year old daughter, Carlie, was tragically killed in a drunk driving collision near Green River, WY. It was especially painful for Carl as his ex-wife was the driver of the car. In the aftermath of this horror, Carl put his energies into a heart-rending public service announcement (PSA) about the catastrophic event. The work on the PSA led into an award winning 20 minute documentary about the crash, “Carl and Carlie’s Story, We Have to Make it Stop.” Carl continues his work and sharing his heart, in honor and memory of his precious daughter, Carlie.

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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