December 2014

Welcome to the December issue of our Helping Parents Heal Newsletter!  

We are glad that you have all found us.  This newsletter is a space that allows us to share our amazing children. We are all in this together.  We understand and we walk the same path. Thank you  for your compassion and for the constant support you provide.  Together, we will help each other heal!  

This month's newsletter is filled with stories of validation and spiritual growth.  We hope that it will bring some peace and comfort to you and your loved ones.  

-Elizabeth Boisson, Co-Founder of Helping Parents Heal, Newsletter Editor and Affiliate Leader for Scottsdale/Phoenix.

Psychic Medium Jamie Clark
Our October meeting of Helping Parents Heal - Scottsdale was a great success-Psychic Medium Jamie Clark brought through many significant validations for the parents who attended.  I have included the some of the stories of validations in this newsletter.  If you are interested, please take a minute to read these helpful, healing accounts.

Psychic Medium Christine Salter
Psychic Medium, spiritual teacher and energy healer Christine Salter will be joining us for our November 20th parent meeting at Unity of Phoenix.  She will be doing a Guided Meditation with us and then telling about Holistic support for grief healing during the first half of our meeting. Please visit her website to learn more.  Please note that our November and December meeting dates have changed because they would normally fall on Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Our December meeting will be held on the 18th
Helping Parents Heal, Inc.
We are pleased to announce that after almost 6 months of hard work, Helping Parents Heal  has now become an official 501C3 thanks to the efforts of both Doryce Norwood, our Secretary and Legal Counsel, and of Keely Hitt, the founder of the worthy organization Friends Feed Friends.  If you'd like, please visit her website to make a donation to help those who are less fortunate during the Holidays.

After achieving our 501C3 status, we had the honor of adding two new members to our board,  Sheri Perl Migdol and Ernie Jackson.  Please read more about Sheri and Ernie below.

Affiliate Corner-Sheri Perl Migdol and Helping Parents Heal-NYC

There are few places as beautiful as Central Park in the fall.  I had the good fortune of attending the November meeting of Helping Parents Heal – New York City at the home of Sheri Perl.  Sheri is the founder of The Prayer Registry and she is a tireless advocate of numerous worthy causes.  We are very fortunate to have her as an affiliate leader and a newly-elected board member of Helping Parents Heal.  She is gracious and friendly in spite of an incredibly busy home life.  She recently welcomed her first grandchild and is currently working on the production of a television series that will delve into evidence of the Afterlife.  It was wonderful to see her again and to meet her special guest, Psychic Medium Glenn Dove.  Glenn spoke about how to recognize and encourage signs from our loved ones who have passed. It was a healing, uplifting meeting with many wonderful parents who attended.  
Jerry and Sheri with beautiful orbs on Danny's bench in Central Park 
The next morning Sheri, her husband Jerry and I visited the bench dedicated to their son, Danny in Central Park. It is located in a magical spot overlooking a lake with abundant species of birds.  The trees displayed gorgeous changing leaves, or as Sheri so eloquently put it, they looked like a 'box of Trix.' Several red-headed woodpeckers joined us, birds that Danny brings with him. I took a picture of Sheri and Jerry sitting on Danny's bench-the amazing orbs are unmistakable! Plus Danny was clearly sitting next to Jerry. What an amazing trip. Thank you, Sheri, Jerry and all of the parents who attended the meeting, for an unforgettable weekend.

-Elizabeth Boisson

Helping Parents Heal – Please Welcome our Newest Board Members

Reverend Sheri Perl PH.D
Danny and his Mom, Sheri 

Reverend Sheri Perl is an interfaith minister, a published author and a spiritual healer/advisor. She has studied, practiced and taught various spiritual disciplines for over forty years, having travelled a unique and diverse path. Her life changed at the age of 20, when after being gravely ill, she received a ‘miraculous’ distant healing from well-known English spiritual healer Harry Edwards, who then became her teacher and confidant.
Her work as a spiritual healer has touched thousands of lives all over the world. Her book, Healing From the Inside Out, (NAL 1989), as well as her ongoing Distant Healing Prayer Circle, have brought widespread acclaim and gratitude. Her Five Phase Healing Program, as outlined in her book, has become a useful tool for many people who were seeking to heal themselves both physically and emotionally.
Sheri formed The Prayer Registry in 2009 after her son died unexpectedly and has turned her own grief into the power to heal others so afflicted. Her work with psychic mediums has opened doors and allowed loving communications with her son, her father and others who have crossed; and she has made this an integral dynamic in her bereavement work. Her second book, Lost and Found---A Mother Connects-Up With Her Son In Spirit was self-published in 2011.
Sheri continues to heal and teach both in person and through her Distant Healing Prayer Circle, her Internet writings and her website. She speaks on radio shows, in lecture halls and in interfaith classrooms. Sheri opens her home to gifted spiritual mediums and invites friends, relatives and guests to experience the incredible feeling of touching the afterlife.
Sheri has studied with some of life’s great spiritual teachers including Jane Roberts and Seth, and has assimilated diverse disciplines with her own unique perspective, creating a practical and effective healing program.

Ernie Jackson 
Ernie in a festive sombrero with his son, Quinton

Ernie Jackson was born in New Jersey late in 1964 and the fast pace of the east coast has been part of his persona since.  Meeting his wife Kristine Cano-Jackson and the birth of their first child, a daughter Cheyanne Eve Jackson completed him.  After moving his family from Phoenix to Conifer, Colorado their son, Quinton Stone Jackson was born. Over the next decade Ernie lost his way in the world and was often not engaged as he should have been with his wonderful family.  After nearly a lost decade, he looked skyward and asked for help – and so it began.

Not long after, aha moment after aha moment preceded a big change coming, and then Quinton had suddenly transitioned back to pure energy.  Not an easy thing for us, just as the transition of your wonderful children hasn’t been easy for you, but something completely unexpected happened, Quinton immediately began to visit; he has made his presence known a myriad of ways over the years, first with Ernie and then with Kristine.  As Kristine says, he needed it, whether he expected it or not and it is true.  For Ernie, this is where the rubber meets the road; “Quinton still is!!!!!” and as Ernie signs his book Quinton’s Messages, “Know there is More”.

Ernie has been sharing these revelations ever since, starting within weeks of Quinton’s transition.  Sharing that Quinton still is and how he has come through to him, his family and even others!  Sometimes Ernie speaks to groups but often it is someone in need that he has bumped into during his journey of a lifetime.  He implores those who are dealing with loss to keep an open mind and pay attention to anything that might seem unusual, odd, never happened before or even a “coincidence”.  He implores others to know, there are no rules to how our loved ones come through to us; for some there is no disputing it, but for others they dismiss the signs, until meeting someone who has gone through it themselves and who has the courage to talk about it.

After writing Quinton’s Messages which was published in September of 2011 and its sequel, Quinton’s Legacy that is set to be published sometime in early 2015, Ernie has resigned himself to the simple fact that to provide for his family he must go back to his chosen field of commercial office property management, and given this is what he must do, he might as well do it where his soul longs to be, in Colorado where his son was born and lived his nine and a half year life in the physical world, but still he shares this sacred knowledge born from the death of his son, to those who need it.

Ernie is honored to be on the Board of Helping Parents Heal and looking forward to helping others work through their grief while encouraging the sharing of their loved ones' visits and helping them to recognize those signs.

Parents Making a Difference- Sheryl and Allen Hill-Founders of ClearCause Foundation

Tyler Hill on Mt Fuji and with his Mom, Sheryl

Protect our Students Abroad
We wear our hearts outside of our bodies the day our child is born.  The world changes.  

We nurture them into their future as academic leaders and role models, back yard athletes who hopefully enjoy life and contribute.  

Meet my son Tyler.  His classmates called him the "Beast with a Heart" because he was sensitive and BIG.  At sixteen years old Tyler grew to 6'2" tall, weighing in at 215 lbs.  Ty was a force on the football and rugby fields and inside a hockey arena. Always the first to extend a hand to a fallen opponent.  Ty played up on his rugby team of nineteen year old players when he was fifteen.  He would shake their hands post game saying, "It's an honor and privilege." They voted him MVP.  

Ty was the kind of kid that welcomed newcomers, didn't think it was cool to be cool,  He was intolerant of bullying, afraid for his safety on the first day of high school because the 'big boys' might give him a swirly in the bathroom.  I had to remind him he was a big boy,  no one was giving him a swirly without his permission  

Ty absolutely loved history from an early age.  He watched the history channel for fun and read every Stephen Ambrose book, Band of Brothers, Dwight D. Eisenhower, et al.  His AP history teacher said Ty was the type of student who you didn't want to call on because he knew so much.  Honor roll was something Tyler worked hard at.  

He asked me to stay home when he became a teen, so I quit my high paying job.  Best decision ever.  He'd come storming into the house calling "Lovesy, Momsy, Goddess! Give me a bear hug!" Then, he'd sit down for an afternoon snack, homework and free sample my cooking.  

Tyler was barely sixteen when he died full of his future in Japan during an Ambassador Group program called People to People Student Ambassadors. His death was 100% preventable. My husband and I filed a wrongful death lawsuit that settled in 2009.
We published to inform and engage others.  We did not expect to hear from so many others whose child was scammed, molested, raped, abused, malnourished, killed and more abroad. 

These students, our children, are invisible.  Their deaths are not even a meaningful statistic.  WE must inform students and parents of risks, influence better accountability and see to it there are penalties or disincentives for lack of responsibility. No one polices the huge $200+ billion youth and student travel industry - YET.  
We created ClearCause Foundation In honor of Tyler, Elizabeth Boisson's Morgan, and every young American who died full of their future on a program that should have been the opportunity of a lifetime. One death is one too many.
No one publicly reports student deaths or assaults abroad.  Programs investigate themselves.  There are no state or federal sanctions against poor providers.  Students are killed, sexually assaulted, and harmed.  They are invisible students because their deaths and assaults are not even a meaningful statistic.
Each death, assault and injury affects more than the student, it hurts family, friends, classmates, and more whose lives will never be the same.  All of us pay a higher price than tuition when America’s students are killed or abused on study abroad.   
Help us put the count in accountability.  Help us teach students how to identify and mitigate risks by being prepared.  

ClearCause is developing an online global student safety academy, with students for students, peer-reviewed awesomeness. Help us make sure they all come back better, not broken.

Please help us eliminate student injuries and death of youth and students who are enticed on exotic programs abroad. These kids are our best and brightest - they are our future.  

Donate.  Volunteer.  Advocate. 

-Sheryl and Allen Hill, Tyler’s Mom and Dad and Founders of ClearCause Foundation

Please visit the ClearCause Foundation website to learn more.  

Affiliate Groups and their Facilitators (by alphabetical order):

Jennifer Amato Tom’s Creek, NJ
After the passing of Jennifer's 2 year old son Joey, Jennifer found support from other bereaved parents. She is now finding healing in helping other bereaved parents learn to cope with their loss. Jennifer and Christine are co-hosts for Tom’s River.

Tina Babloski-Anderson Citrus County FL
Tina Babloski-Anderson is a grieving mother that has learned to laugh again since the loss of her son Paul G. Babloski on October 1st, 2009. Her efforts to find comfort have led her on a journey that has not only helped to heal herself, but to bring smiles on the faces of other grieving parents. Tina said, "There is no one here in Citrus County, Florida that could understand the loss of a child, except for another parent that has experienced the same pain. So, we formed a group that supports and celebrates each other’s children. We find that by supporting each other, we can learn to laugh again.

Elizabeth Boisson-Scottsdale, AZ

Since the passing of her son Morgan at the Base Camp of Mount Everest due to acute altitude sickness on a student trip to Tibet in October 2009, Elizabeth has held monthly parent meetings in Arizona. She founded both the Facebook site, ‘Parents United in Loss’ in February, 2010 and then partnered with Mark Ireland to co-found ‘Helping Parents Heal’ in February 2012.  She cherishes the opportunity to meet both parents and their children in spirit.

Kristen Brown-Sanders Pensacola, FL
Kristen Brown-Sanders started The Next Step group in FL in January 2010 after her beloved daughter Sarah transitioned due to a distracted driver.  The Next Step linked in with Helping Parents Heal in 2012.

NEW GROUP - Lancy Carr-Washington DC

I have lived in Arizona since 1983. I met Karla Kay at Bikram yoga Tempe which I started doing shortly after Nathan passed away.  She told me about an event and I met Linda West, the first psychic exposure for me! It healed my heart a little and made me want to learn more. I also met Justine Schrimer at that meeting and she told me about HPH. The first meeting I knew this is what would work for me.  I have enjoyed all the support, love and hope that is shared at every meeting. I got a new job in DC in Dec 2013 and I now want to not only support this wonderful non-profit, as it has given me so much help in my grief, but to help others heal as well.

Nancy Courtmanche-Eureka, CA
The loss of my son Robb, 29, has made me painfully aware of the need for parents to have a group setting that is safe and confidential. Healing occurs. Out of my loss I dedicated myself to service for others in volunteer Hospice patient care and grief support, as a Hospital Chaplain, and healing work.  This has prepared me to lead an HPH group now.

Janice Crowder-Torrez-Tucson, AZ

Wanting to honor her son’s spirit, courage, and the many gifts he left behind, Janice discovered Helping Parents Heal in Scottsdale, AZ.  Opening the door for other parents to grieve their loss, while offering support to small groups, Janice decided to start a chapter in Tucson where she resides and her son Anthony, aged 31, took his life. Janice is a MSN and certified in Meditation.

Lori Fina Jennings-Columbus, OH
My son died at age 30 of a drug overdose. My surviving daughter has Down Syndrome. Life has blessed me with so many unique gifts & learning opportunities. I'd like to "be there" for people as my son was. My book, Liam's Lessons, was written with the help of my son shortly after he died. Practicing Isha Yoga has been my saving grace.

Sheryl Hill-Minneapolis, Minnesota
Tyler, my beautiful sixteen year old son, died a preventable death on a People to People Student Ambassador Trip to Japan in 2007. My most important achievements are being a mother, a wife, nonprofit endeavors with the Clear Cause Foundation (to keep American children and students safe on foreign soil) and perhaps my work as an author. I did not lose the ones I love who have passed. I know where they are.

Julia LaJoie-Washington DC
I joined Helping Parents Heal in April of 2012 when I met Mark Ireland, Anne Puryear and Elizabeth Boisson at a conference in Phoenix, AZ on After Death Communication. There were many parents like myself who had lost a child and had discovered the healing that comes from ADC and other forms of spiritual growth. I am eager to join hands and hearts with other parents in the Baltimore - Washington area to grow our network and support each other in healing and spiritual growth.

Patti May- Ottawa, Ontario
I am a mother of 3 wonderful children, married 30 years to their father.I lost my son Adam in 2006 in a tragic auto accident. Since losing my son I have had afterlife signs that have helped me.  I began to search for like-minded parents to share our experiences. I came across the wonderful group Helping Parents Heal and asked if I could start a group here in Canada.

Jessalyn Nash- Sonoma County, CA

Jessalyn Nash, M.A. has facilitated groups for over 25 years and is involved in the restorative justice movement. After her beloved 21-year-old son, Trystan passed away, Jessalyn has dedicated herself to helping other grieving parents.

NEW GROUP - Glenda Pearson-Granger, IN
Glenda is a Reiki Master, Munay Ki practitioner, intuitive guide, Stephen's Minister, author and Certified Grief Recovery Method Specialist.  Reflected in her book, But Should The Angels Call For Him, she speaks of her personal loss through the death of her only child, Chad, and believes there is healing for everyone.

Maria Pe - San Diego

Maria Pe, J.D., is the mother of Sean Robert and Kyle Joseph, her two sons who transitioned to the other side on June 21, 2011.  That day was the beginning of Maria’s profound spiritual journey to find out where her sons went and how she could continue to have a relationship with them.  Having been educated in Western culture and trained as an attorney, Maria was skeptical and had no idea where to turn for the information and answers she was seeking.  She was guided to a shamanic practitioner who taught her how to raise her consciousness and energy levels through meditation so that she could connect with her sons.  She began keeping a written journal of her experiences which culminated in her book, Journey To The Upper Realm:  How I Survived the Deaths of My Sons and Learned to Communicate With Them on the Other Side (free at and in hard copy on Amazon).   By sharing and talking about her own experience, she hopes to help other bereaved parents.

Sheri Perl-New York, NY

Sheri Perl Migdol is a spiritual healer, an interfaith minister, an author, lecturer and mother of 3 children, one deceased. Sheri is the founder of The Prayer Registry, a free service for all bereaved parents.

Christine Volpe-Tom’s Creek NJ
After the passing of her 17 year old son, James, due to a vehicle accident Christine has spent countless hours helping other bereaved parents.  She is devoted to help other parents find tools to help them in their grief. Christine and Jennifer are co-hosts for Tom’s River.

NEW GROUP - Irene Vouvalides-Hilton Head, SC

I lost my 24 year old daughter to esophageal - gastric cancer on February 17, 2013. She was my best friend, my only child. I have been on a spiritual quest since, reading constantly, writing about my life. I have had two sessions with George Anderson and had a phone session with Laurie Campbell. Having recently moved to South Carolina, I am very interested in connecting with other parents here. So happy to find and read Mark Ireland's books and have also taken great comfort in reading Dr Brian Weiss's books.

Laura Wilmot-Fall’s Church, VA
A retired federal HR Director, Laura taught Mexican Folk dance to children and adults and performed Mariachi music with her family for several years.  She “connects up” to her son through meditation and prayer.

Please contact Elizabeth Boisson ( if you would like to start an affiliate chapter in your area.

Helpful, Healing Books

'Life After Life' by Raymond Moody
'Life After Life', Dr. Raymond Moody and Elizabeth Boisson

I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Raymond Moody at the first annual Double D's of Life - Death and Dying Conference in Scottsdale last year. He was funny, down-to-earth and very interesting. He has a slight southern drawl that was beautiful and unexpected.  His book, Life After Life, was the first that I read after the death of my son Morgan.  It changed my way of thinking about life, death and the Afterlife.  After reading the book, I spoke with my Mother-in-Law in France.  She had lived through a terrible car accident in Zaire in 1966 and had been projected through the windshield.  She had a near-death experience and had gone through the 'tunnel'.  It was a miracle that she survived; she rece
ived 72 stitches in her face over a period of 2 hours without anesthesia in

a hospital in Kinshasa.  Reading the French translation of this wonderful work changed her life.  She realized that what she had experienced was a near-death experience, that she was not alone and that she was not crazy.  It gave her an enormous sense of peace.  Here is a short resume of this wonderful work from Dr. Moody's website:  

In Life After Life, Raymond Moody investigates more than one hundred case studies of people who experienced "clinical death" and were subsequently revived. First published in 1975, this classic exploration of life after death started a revolution in popular attitudes about the afterlife and established Dr. Moody as the world's leading authority in the field of near-death experiences. Life After Life forever changed the way we understand both death -- and life -- selling millions of copies to a world hungry for a greater understanding of this mysterious phenomenon.

-Elizabeth Boisson

Sending love, peace and healing white light to you and to your beautiful children.

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Stories of Validation -
After Psychic Medium Jamie Clark spoke to our parent group at our October meeting of Helping Parents Heal - Scottsdale, I received two amazing validation stories from parents who attended.  They are beautiful and heartwarming.  I am sure that you will find them as uplifting as I did.  
-Elizabeth Boisson
Sandy Perkins and her son Sam
Sam performing and with his Mom on their shared Birthday
My son Sam, my only child, the light of my life, was diagnosed with a brain tumor at the age of 19 and passed away just 9 months later on November 14, 2011.  At the time he was diagnosed he was playing in a band, attending community college, and had just started a new part time job.  In the 3 years since he passed I have received various signs (some quite amazing!) from him and he has visited my dreams several times.  I know without a doubt these signs and visits are from him.  I have never visited a medium though and although I have been to several HPH meetings where there was a group reading Sam never came through…..until the meeting last month with Jamie Clark.  The weeks leading up to that meeting were particularly difficult for me. My husband has wanted desperately to move from our home since Sam died and I have equally as desperately wanted to stay in the home where we raised our son.  Without going into detail, the whole moving thing has become a huge issue. On the drive to the HPH meeting I said to Sam that this would be a great time to come through and help me figure out what to do.  I thought maybe if Sam came through I would be more confident that he would be with me no matter where we live and I would be more willing to agree to a move.  Imagine my surprise when Jamie looks at me and the very first thing he mentions is that moving is an issue for me and that it was like I needed to be pushed to do it and that it would not be a bad thing for me!  Wow…just wow!  He then said my son liked to send me signs with music and didn’t I just receive a sign before the meeting?  Sam loved music and that is how he expressed himself in life. Although I get signs in a variety of ways music is by far the most common.  When I had pulled into the parking lot before the meeting one of the songs that I know comes from Sam came on the radio! So yes Sam had just sent me a sign!  Jamie then said that my son said I was the absolute best Mom he could have ever had…because he picked me. Now to anyone else listening that might sound like a general statement that could apply to most Moms…but when Sam was sick we talked a lot about the afterlife and I shared with him my belief that when we are born we pick the parents we will be born to.  Sam was telling me I was right about this.  In his last few months Sam would often say “you are the best Mom I could ever have” and I would always reply  “well you are the best son I could ever have”.  So for me that was a very specific validation…Jamie didn’t just say your son loves you, he used the same words Sam and I said to each other over and over.  Words that were very specific and private to Sam and me.

It was an amazing experience.  While I never really doubt that Sam is still with me and sending me signs the reading from Jamie was an incredible affirmation. Not only was he saying things he could only know from Sam, I could feel Sam’s presence in the room!  So now on those difficult days that are filled with missing Sam I have this experience to help remind me that Sam is with me and trying to help me make it through!
-Sam's proud Mom, Sandy Perkins

William 'Bill' Seese and his son Jeff
Jeff Seese

My son Jeff and I were separated by distance but not in spirit.  My daughters have been the same, close in spirit yet removed by distance.  So on Thursday October 23, 2014 I was sitting at a meeting of Helping Parents Heal in the back of the room, listening to the presenter, Psychic Medium Jamie Clark. Two-thirds of the way through the program, Jamie turned to me and said, “Yes, you in the maroon shirt.  You have lost someone very recently”. I'm thinking of my neighbors, three of whom have passed away.  The next day, on Friday October 24, 2014, I also learned that a longtime friend and husband of a good friend in high school had also passed away!  This was unknown to me at the meeting and his passing coincided with the time of our meeting.  
I had always told my son “You’ll be late for your own funeral” and I therefore felt he would not show at the meeting.  However, when Jamie established a connection with my son, I realized that he had heard my request. Jamie stated that “You may not know it and you did not expect your son, but he's here!”  Jamie also repeated the exact words that I had told my son: “You’ll be late for his own funeral!” Jamie gave many validations that only my son and I would know.  Jamie mentioned a phone call and said that it was left up to one of his sisters to notify me on a day I was on call at work.  This call is significant, as only my son's sisters would have known of this particular call.
Here is a little bit about my son Jeff:  He passed from a heart attack when he was 34 in Spencer, NY. Along with his surviving mom and his three sisters, Jeff also has a son, J.J., who still lives in Smithboro, NY. Jeff was on the Tioga Center wrestling team and placed third overall in state competition two successive years before leaving high school. Jeff worked in a lumber mill and was seriously injured in a lumber accident at the age of 23 when a load of trees broke loose from a flat bed truck. However, his severe back injuries did not keep him down; he remained jovial and loved life. Jeff loved the outdoors and was handy at building and repairing automobiles. Jeff's favorite animal was the eagle and his favorite verse was Isaiah 40:31. The town where Jeff lived prior to his passing has a population of less than 100. Jeff’s memorial service brought out more than 200 friends who remembered Jeff as a good family man, a true friend and one who is willing to give you the shirt off his back. Jeff's favorite candy bar was and will always be a Three Musketeers!
Keep the faith and the mind open for a spiritual connection to your family members and friends that have "graduated" to another level.  I truly believe that we are all together through spirit.
 -Jeff’s proud Dad, William "Bill" Seese

Charlene Gardner and her Daughter, Tara Lynn
Charlene and Tara Lynn
Tara was a “special needs” child and she was very involved in the Rotary Special Athletes & Special Olympics, God took her home when she was only 28 from a ruptured lower bowel. She was my only chld and we did everything together.  My heart aches for her daily.  But to my amazement, she shows me many signs that let me know she hasn’t left me at all.  Just because I can’t see her, I now know that she is on the other side of the veil and just living on a higher frequency; and I will join her when it’s my time.

After getting my first physical sign from my daughter on her 2nd year “Angelversary”(to let me know that she is still with me), on September 12, 2011; I began noticing more and more signs around me every day.  My daughter and I shared a love for movies especially the genre of Science Fiction/Fantasy.  We would attend the earliest matinee almost every weekend and then go out to lunch afterward.  This was our bonding time.  I should also mention that I converse with my daughter every day as if her physical presence was still with me.  In May of 2012 the movie “The Avengers” was coming out and I knew that this was a movie that she would have loved to see, (me too of course)! LOL

On the weekend of the premier I went to our regular theater at the Neshaminy AMC, in Bensalem PA and sat in the aisle that we always use to sit.  I always carry a light jacket with me and set it on the seat where my daughter would normally be sitting.  There was only one other person in my row and he was at the other end.  
I’m thoroughly enjoying the movie when about half way through the film this little toddler comes charging down my row squealing in excitement like only an innocent little child can do, and he slaps his hands down on the empty seat where my daughter would have been sitting in, and cries out “HI THERE”!  He continues to stare at the empty seat and has the most beautiful smile on his face!  Just then his mother comes scurrying down the aisle to get her little boy incessantly apologizing for his intrusion.
As his mother was pulling him away he turns around waves and says “Bye”.   I waved at him but I knew in my heart it wasn’t me he was looking at.  The young person at the end of the row looked at me and shrugged his shoulders and lifted his hands up as if saying “What the”???  Little did they both know that this sweet, innocent little boy had just given me a gift from heaven….he let me know that he could see my daughter sitting there with me, even though I couldn’t.  I felt such a warm feeling overcome me and the tears that came down my cheeks were happy ones because once again my Tara had found a way to let her mom know that she is still by my side.  If you have an open heart and an open mind our loved ones always let us know that they are closer than we can ever imagine and we are never alone.

-Tara's proud Mom, Charlene

Emails from Parents-
Linda Chapman and her Daughter, Brittany
Brittany Chapman

We have received many emails from parents who have been personally touched by a speaker at our monthly parent meetings.  This email was sent by Linda Chapman, Brittany's Mom.  She and Christine Hotchkiss were featured in the November newsletter after Psychic Medium Susanne Wilson brought Brittany and Coleyy through at the meeting.  I feel very grateful that our children are able to connect with us through these talented psychic mediums.  Linda's email follows:

Hi Elizabeth,

Thank you for the email....I am still REELING from the Helping Parents Heal meeting that Medium Susanne Wilson spoke at.  I arrived to my 1st HPH meeting about 25 minutes late and sat at the back of the room Susanne Wilson was already ‎talking about her gift as a medium. Unknown to me at that time was that my friend Christine Hotchkiss was sitting in the front row and I had no knowledge that she was even coming to the meeting. Also there's no way that the Susanne could have known that Christine & I knew each other. I was highly skeptical of anything like this before and had no knowledge of the speaker nor met her at all but attended this particular meeting at the urging of another friend, Kim Camacho-Brown who lost her son Austin. Kim didn't come to this meeting.  But after that night I fully believe that my beautiful Brittany is ok and was truly present there.

Brittany had just gotten a new tattoo shortly before her accident that said LOVE ALWAYS REMAINS just below her left collarbone. It's the title of a song by a group called MGMT.  She was an organ donor (unknown to me) on her license. I was absolutely blown away when Susanne fumbled with, but said, the actual words of my deceased daughter Brittany's recent tattoo that she had done just before she was killed:  'Love Always Remains'.  I've been on "Cloud 9" ever since and my heart was comforted at last by that.  There is NO way she could've possibly known what her tattoo said or the fact that Christine Hotchkiss's daughter Nicole had died before my daughter did.  She said Nicole welcomed my daughter into the afterlife and that she made a "big" entrance!!  And that my daughter looked just like me.  The 3rd thing she said has me wanting to find out more of the meaning if possible.  She said:  "She needs to lighten up....Linda needs to lighten up.  Do you know someone named Linda?"...Wow!!.

Brittany has been an angel for 3 years now.  She was 21 and out drinking with her friends on Friday night of Labor Day weekend 2011 at a Coeur d'Alene, ID downtown bar.  She left the bar around 1:30 am and got into her car, which was across the street, alone with a blood alcohol of .31.  She drove onto the I-90 freeway, hit the center divider, rolled once, stuck her temple and caused her brain to hemorrhage. Her only other injury was a small cut on her chin.  Declared brain dead 8 hrs later and then the next day she was harvested for all her major organs, bones of her arms and legs, corneas....The next day after all that is when I got the initial phone call of "there's been an accident".  So I missed being at the hospital to be with my first born baby and say goodbye.  Susanne's words have brought immeasurable comfort to me from that night, Elizabeth....I can't thank you enough for having her as a guest speaker.....And the fact that she got that much info without me even speaking to her or nothing!! I arrived 25 mins late, sat in the back of the room, no less!!  Absolutely unreal. 

Linda Chapman

Would you like to share a story of validation or healing with other Parents? 

We are all able to heal when we share personal stories about our children with others.  Moreover, everyone benefits from validations that we receive from our children.  We love to hear about them!  If you have a story that you would like to share about your child, please let us know and we will include it in a future newsletter.  Please send it to Elizabeth Boisson at  (Due to space limitations, please be sure it is no longer than 1 page.) 

Also, if you have not yet done so, please send me your child's full name, Birthday and Angel Date so that I can add him or her to our list of children on our Facebook Site. We pay tribute to our children on their special dates with a favorite photo and a description of their lives.  Please send all information to Elizabeth at

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Helping Parents Heal - Pensacola, hosted by Kristen Brown-Sanders, December 3rd.  Please email Kristen for more information at or visit the event tab to sign up.Helping Parents Heal - Ottawa, hosted by Patti May.   Patti will not be holding a December meeting.  Please email Patti at for more information.Helping Parents Heal - San Diego, hosted by Maria Pe, November 20th.  Please email Maria at for more information or visit the event tab to sign up.Helping Parents Heal - New Jersey, hosted by Jennifer Amato and Christine Volpe, November 20th.  Please visit the event page to sign up. December 18th.  Please visit the event page to sign up.
Helping Parents Heal - AZ, hosted by Elizabeth Boisson, November 20th.  Please visit the event page to sign up. December 18th.  Please visit the event page to sign up. Helping Parents Heal - NYC, hosted by  Sheri Perl Migdol    Sheri will not be holding a December meeting.  Please email Sheri at for more information.Helping Parents Heal - Eureka, CA, hosted by Nancy Courtmanche.  Please email Nancy at for more information.
New Group!  Granger, IN-Glenda Pearson  Please email Glenda for more information.
New Group!  Hilton Head, SC-Irene Vouvalides Please contact Irene for more information.
New Group!  Washington, DC-Lancy Carr. Please contact Lancy for more information.
Upcoming events:
Angel of Hope Candlelight Memorial
- December 14th at 6:00 pm - Hansen Mortuary & Memorial Park 6500 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale.  If you are in the Valley and you have not yet done so, please consider ordering a marble plaque for your son or daughter in the Angel of Hope Garden.  Each year during the Holidays, Hansen's holds a memorial and reads off each child's name.  For more information and to order a plaque, please contact Hansen's at: (480) 991-5800.

Mission statement of Helping Parents Heal:

Our mission is to help parents who have lost children, giving them support and resources to aid in the healing process. We will go a step beyond other groups by allowing the open discussion of spiritual experiences and evidence for the afterlife, but in a non-dogmatic way. In other words, we will welcome everyone regardless of their religious (or non-religious) background and allow for a very open type of dialog.

-Mark Ireland, Co-Founder, Helping Parents Heal 

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