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Good Grief with Cheryl Jones

Good Grief with Cheryl Jones

Wednesday at 2 PM Pacific

August 31st 2016:5742 Days

When Anne-Marie Cockburn's fifteen year old daughter died of an Ecstasy overdose, her grief took her in some unexpected directions. She was compelled to write her way through the grief, overcoming an old hesitation to write, which she'd always loved. She was moved to forgive the boy who gave her daughter the drugs. And she was moved to work, with all she has, to decriminalize drug use, believing that if the drug she took had been legal, Martha, and many others like her, would not have taken too much. Anne-Marie has become a fierce advocate for legal changes, joining with other family members w

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Anne-Marie Cockburn

Single Mother Anne­-Marie Cockburn lost her daughter, 15 year old Martha Fernback, in 2013 to an accidental ecstasy overdose. Within hours she began to write down her feelings as a way to channel her shock and try to make sense of the tragic loss of her only child. -Her book, 5,742 Days (the number of days Martha lived), is a real­-time account of the first 102 days without her girl, poignantly finishing on what would have been Martha's 16th birthday. After the sentencing of the 17 year old drug dealer, Anne-­Marie publicly forgave him and over an 18 month period - they corresponded through letters, which Anne-­Marie believes has aided her healing. Describing herself as a peaceful
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2264/good-grief-with-cheryl-jones 18/10/2017 02:00 18/10/2017 03:00 Good Grief with Cheryl Jones https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2264/good-grief-with-cheryl-jones When Anne-Marie Cockburn's fifteen year old daughter died of an Ecstasy overdose, her grief took her in some unexpected directions. She was compelled to write her way through the grief, overcoming an old hesitation to write, which she'd always loved. She was moved to forgive the boy who gave her daughter the drugs. And she was moved to work, with all she has, to decriminalize drug use, believing that if the drug she took had been legal, Martha, and many others like her, would not have taken too much. Anne-Marie has become a fierce advocate for legal changes, joining with other family members who have lost a loved one to make the case that we could be handling drug use so much better than we are. And in the meantime, Anne-Marie is learning to live a life without her only child. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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