Arriving on the scene: A son dies in an auto crash

October 18, 2007
Hosted by Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley

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Episode Description

Khris is a Licensed Professional Counselor whose passion is to share the transformative power of grief experienced the death of her 16-year-old son, Stephen, in an automobile crash. Khri’s life, as she knew it, stopped. Memories and time are now marked by “before and after Stephen’s death.” But grief and death aren’t the final word in Khris’ story. A commitment to the process of grieving and a belief that her pain was pregnant with the power to transform her, Khris is living fully the legacy of her son’s life. Therapist met in Texas. Was not allowed to approach car. Three kids in car. One died and it was her son.

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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