Despite being only 34 years old, Margaret has already experienced a lifetime of loss. At ten years of age, she was exposed to death for the first time, when a friend died from complications from their shared disability. That same year, both of Margaret’s parents were diagnosed with cancer, causing her to live in fear of both her own potential death, and that of either or both of her parents. Two years later, Margaret’s dad died in what was for her a very unexpected traumatic situation which would start her on a 20-year journey to find life and hope in the face of repeated loss. With help from a lot of therapy, grief groups, writing and volunteering at a hospice, Margaret has been able to face death and grief head on and is no longer held prisoner by the fear, anger and sorrow that for a long time kept her from fully engaging in life. She is currently working on a memoir in which she recounts her experiences of life and loss.