We unexpectedly lost my Grandpa Red on February 18th, 2014.  It was hard to believe that he'd never leave another obnoxious voice mail on our answering machine or that we wouldn't get to hear him crack jokes at our annual family white elephant gift exchange.  I just went through the motions at school- nothing felt real to me.  I joined AMF so I could connect with others who had also experienced a loss and it was one of the best things I could have done for myself.  It felt good to talk with people who listened and offered their support.  AMF continues to be a wonderful place of healing and hope.

Kaelee Heideman – University of Wisconsin, Green Bay