Hello, wonderful Parents!
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!
Last month's Scottsdale Helping Parents Heal meeting with Psychic Medium Jamie Clark was a great success and was filled with important validations for many of the Parents who attended. It was so nice to see all of you there and Jamie enjoyed the time that he spent with you.
Kristine Jackson, Elizabeth Boisson, Celia Edwards, Anne Puryear, Tina Powers, Ernie Jackson, Jamie Clark, Kristin Reece and Mark Ireland
New Developments in Afterlife Communication
R. Craig Hogan, Ph.D
The 38th Annual conference, New Developments in Afterdeath Communication in Scottsdale from July 10th through 13th that was organized by R. Craig Hogan, Ph.D was a wonderful success. It is still possible to purchase a DVD of the different presenters as well as the book that was written by the presenters.
Contributors include: Mark Ireland, Anne and Herb Puryear, Susanne Wilson and Maria Pe. Please visit the website for the Academy for Spiritual and Consciousness Studies for more information. You can also purchase the book here.
Elizabeth Boisson, Mark Ireland, Kristina and Ernie Jackson
This month our Scottsdale group will be facilitated by Kristine and Ernie Jackson. We will meet at Unity of Phoenix, 1500 E Greenway Parkway, Phoenix on July 24th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Ernie is the author of "Quinton's Messages" and will soon be a member of the Board of Helping Parents Heal. Please join us if you can!
We will have a special guest speaker in September at Unity of Phoenix who has been a staunch advocate of Helping Parents Heal for over 4 years-Psychic Medium Susanne Wilson. More than 95 Parents have already signed up for the event. Please click here to join. Susanne always does a wonderful guided meditation that connects us with our children. Hope to see you there as well. Please join us on September 25th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm.
-Elizabeth Boisson, Co-Founder, Helping Parents Heal
Parents who Make a Difference
featuring Todd Nigro - Ellie's Father
On January 20, 2012, we lost our daughter Ellie in a tragic accident in our home. She was six years old, a sweet little daddy’s girl, and our only daughter.
Ellie could be defined by the word spunk. So many other words come to mind. Like sweet. Kind-hearted. Little pistol. Talented. Super smart. So friendly. Loving beyond description.
She was our street's Ambassador of Joy (a termed coined by our neighbor). She played cello concerts for Christmas, helped with yard work, and would play with any of the kids no matter how old.
Ellie loved to dance. She had a giant sweet tooth (like her dad). She adored her brothers and dog, Maverick. She loved to cuddle, read, and talk every night. Ellie had a sense of wonder and adventure. She woke up excited about each day. Her ability to find joy in each moment is missed so much.
Here’s a story that illustrates the love we shared and who Ellie was…
Ellie’s Last Sticky Note
Ellie was always watching people. One day, she noticed that I was leaving encouraging sticky notes around the house for Mommy. She informed me “Daddy, where is my note?” She was irresistible! I began to write her notes and leave them where she would find them. I always wrote her one because it made her so happy (even if Mommy didn’t get one sometimes).
Ellie learned and wanted to give back. She began to write notes and cards to everyone. She took it to a whole new level! Her nice words are on all the neighbors’ refrigerators and were delivered to her swim team coaches. She always had time to write a nice note.
One day last year, I came home for lunch. Just before I left, I was walking out of the garage to my car and I saw Ellie run across the driveway as fast as she could. She darted around the back of the house. I walked up to the car and saw her last sticky note to me. It touched my heart and I put it over the tachometer, and that is where it was for the last few days I had with her.
What a wonderful memory for me. I love you too, princess, you are the best daughter ever!
As we have worked through the past 2 ½ years, we have learned many things. About six weeks after losing Ellie, we received an amazing gift. It was a basket full of wonderful comfort items - books, an embroidered blanket, words of encouragement, and more. We'll never forget the feeling that someone cared enough to send that package. We smiled and it made a difference. It was important to know that Ellie was not forgotten, nor were we. As we have traveled further through the valley of grief, we discovered that our experience can be used for good.
Ellie’s Way Care Packages
We've started something that is making an impact in the lives of bereaved parents.
We've sent over (100) of our Ellie's Way Care Packages since March.
We have developed a significant backlog of requests and need sponsors to fund the packages. Will you sponsor a Care Package for parents who have lost a child? (Click on the link below)
For a donation of $50, you will receive the following:
- Picture and notification that your package has been sent
- Any feedback we receive will be forwarded to you
- A tax-deductible donation, Ellie's Way is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization
Note: 100% of donations are used to purchase materials and shipping. We are a 100% volunteer organization. Will you share our cause with your friends and family?
Thank you for your support.
Affiliate Chapter Corner-New York City
Sheri Perl Migdol welcomes Psychic Medium Glenn Dove on November 9th
Glenn Dove and Sheri Perl Migdol
As Elizabeth would say, “Hello Wonderful Parents,”
This is Sheri Perl, the affiliate leader for New York City and I’m thrilled to announce that medium Glenn Dove will be attending our next meeting on November 9, 2014 at 3:00 pm! I hope everyone within reasonable distance to the city will come and meet him.
Glenn does not do group readings, so this will not be a channeling session, however, after you meet him, many of you will want to schedule a session with him because he is very special. He is coming as a guest speaker to share the wisdom and insights that he has gained after sitting with spirit for 40 years! He attended a class I taught last March in the city and everyone loved him, because he openly shares evidential stories that have come through his work.
We all know how hard it is to live with the loss of our beloved children. It is my belief that one thing that we can all do to help ourselves find peace is to educate ourselves about the realm of spirit. We need to understand about where our children are now, and how we will be reunited with them again when we pass. Sitting and listening to Glenn will inspire and uplift you in many ways!
I hope that I will see many of your faces on that day! If you live in this area, mark your calendars and let me know, via email, if you would like to attend. You can reach me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I send my love and best wishes each of you, Sheri
-Sheri Perl Migdol
Note: Please visit Glenn's website at www.glenndove.com for more information. We kindly request a $5 'love donation' for Glenn Dove for this meeting. Also, please visit Sheri's website, The Prayer Registry, to add your child-she will hold them in prayer on their Angel Date.
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 www.seanandkyleimaginefund.com 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. www.sheriperl.com.
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 (email@example.com) if you would like to start an affiliate chapter in your area.