We have many Special Interest Groups that are now available! Please know that we are with you as you walk this healing journey.
Dawn Richards and Mary Bertun are our Affiliate Directors. Please contact them at HPHALDirector@gmail.com if you are interested in starting an affiliate of Helping Parents Heal.
Our son and only child, Dylan, passed from a heroin overdose on November 28, 2016, just after his 24th birthday and just before receiving a chip to celebrate six months of continuous sobriety. My wife, Allyson, and I were devastated and really struggled to release the new hope we had from the enormous progress Dylan had made. We attended various grief meetings and two things always stood out – the meetings weren’t designed to help parents continue to live when they came out of “the fog” and very few fathers ever participated. So we turned to an evidential medium to hopefully find some answers and that reading put us on a path to attend the 2018 Helping Parents Heal Conference. The conference provided even more validation and a venue to share with other parents who were searching for answers. For the first time, we left a meeting feeling lighter and more hopeful than when we arrived.
We will always remember and miss Dylan but now understand that we’re living and learning what is meant for us. I’ve decided to help other parents, and particularly fathers, learn how to have good lives after their loss and come to know their own “truth” which will certainly help me to do the same.
The meetings are held every Wednesday on Zoom; 08:00- 09:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada).
Searching for answers this past February 2017, I was online considering going to a conference by Susanne Wilson. When I realized it was booked and I’d have to be placed on a waiting list, I said out loud to my son, “OK Sean, if I’m supposed to do this, get me into this conference”. Within 30 min, I received a phone call from the coordinator that there was a cancellation and I was in. Thus began my introduction to Helping Parents Heal. I was embraced that day by Elizabeth Boisson and Carol Allen and so touched by many others like Ernie, Kristine and Quinton, and of course by the love and healing touch of Susanne Wilson and her team including Camber Wilson.
I realized, though I was only 4+ months out, that these parents were grieving with hope and joy. It was genuine and true and though I wasn’t ready to put myself in that space, I knew that I had been lead to these people by my son for a reason. I followed up by attending Carol Allen’s group in Cave Creek shortly after and knew that this was going to be my lifeline. Signs and blessings have flooded my life as a result; too many to recount in this bio. The more that I receive, the stronger my connection to my son and spirit and to the bigger picture of Love and Light that I feel.
Since then, I have been blessed with a core group of parents in Flagstaff who face the same heartaches and are similarly motivated to not only honor their kids in this life but to help others to survive and find a purposeful way to continue living and loving. As I am feeling led to form this chapter in my own area, I couldn’t imagine doing it without these amazingly brave women who have agreed to be co co hosts on this venture.(Dana, Jessica, and Gina) We are strong and ready to share the Collateral Beauty that is this journey. We welcome all parents who have children on the other side.
My middle son, Ethan, at age 21, passed from an accidental lethal interaction of heroin and Xanax on February 11, 2011. It was just days after celebrating his daughter’s 1st Birthday on January 30th as well as living a healthy lifestyle for over 3 years. My husband, myself and his two brothers were in complete shock and devastated by his sudden passing.
I fell into HPH by pure coincidence, after attending a workshop in Prescott on April 2016 by Suzanne Giesemann and HPH was mentioned. On the last day of the workshop, Suzanne Giesemann delivered a message from my son. It was so comforting and healing to hear his message, to feel his love and to feel hope. Shortly after that time, I was asked to co-lead the Affiliate Chapter in Tucson. Over the past 3 years, co-facilitating this group has helped me in my journey through grief by serving other parents along the same path, by providing hope, comfort, support and validation.
I will always miss my son Ethan and I will speak his name daily. Through the pain of his passing I have grown spiritually, personally, as well as, professionally in helping other parents going through the passage of grief and loss.
The group meets Online on the last Monday of the month at 6 pm AZ time. Please contact Sandra for more information!
I am the mom of two beautiful boys, both in spirit. Michael Angelo was born in 1988 and crossed in 2000 at the age of 12 from pneumonia. Michael was born very healthy, but had special needs due to having had a severe toxic reaction to his first DPT shot at the age of 4 weeks. Michael never spoke or walked, but taught me more about love than any other human possibly could have. He was as beautiful in life as he is in spirit, and being his mom remains to this day to be the greatest privilege I’ll ever have on this earth. Anthony is my other shining light, and I know he was born as a golden gift. Anthony was six when Michael crossed, and everything I lived for was in Anthony’s eyes. Anthony told me when he was two that he was waiting forever to be born so I could be his Mommy. Then, when he was four, he was crying. He said he was sad because he was going to leave me when he was 18. I thought he meant he was going to college. He was a freshman at Arizona State University when he transitioned from being poisoned by a synthetic drug at a party in 2013. During this dark night of my soul I was able to find my boys again in meditation, and have since learned that Spirit has chosen to use me through mediumship to prove that love never dies. My boys are at my side 24/7, and with this I’ve learned to live peacefully and joyfully having one foot on this earth plane serving Spirit and one foot in the spirit plane with them.
Lisa will hold her Zoom meetings from 5:30 - 8:30 pm AZ time on the second Monday of the month.
Allison and David Alison are the parents of three amazing adult children: Jocelyn, Davey and Julia. Davey transitioned on July 20, 2016; he was involved in a solo car accident at the age of 24. This is documented along with their journey in David’s book Finding Davey (https://amzn.to/2oeBuxO). We felt Davey right away and knew he was not gone. We found out about HPH and it has helped us heal and connect with other patents. We enjoy talking about the signs we get from Davey and hearing about other parents’ experiences. Being a “Shining Light Parent” has helped us find meaning. Now with the HPH Meditation group, we would like to help others through positive energy and love with the help of our children on the other side.
The Zoom meetings are the third Wednesday of the month at 9:00 pm EST.
My name is Casey Crossan and I am Conner’s mom. My son, Conner, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (bone cancer) when he was 9 years old and in the 3rd grade. Cancer is relentless; every time you think you landed a winning punch, it comes back swinging harder and more persistent. Conner passed away April 5, 2018 at the age of 11. After Conner’s passing, I knew he was right there in front of me but I couldn’t see him through my grief. Helping Parents Heal helped me to see other parents were still connected to their children.
Hi, my name is Sunita and I am a proud mother of twin boys, Dhruv and Arnav. Arnav was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma when he was 14 and battled the disease bravely for two and half years. He lost his battle with cancer in 2018 and transitioned at the age of 16. Helping Parents Heal has helped me go through one of the toughest situations of my life and now it is my turn to give back. I would like to help as many parents as I can through this tough journey.
I am an instructor and writer. My 19 year old son Chas took his life and passed on April 3, 2012. Deep grief, healing and spiritual growth are all part of my journey forward. Chas is always with me, and I hope to help other parents who have suffered the loss of a child. I have attended a Serving Spirit class with messenger of hope Suzanne Giesemann and continue to attend her webinars.
I believe that if we share our experiences, resources for healing such as Suzanne, and celebrate the life of our children, we will move onto pathways of light and love. I am honored to be leading a Helping Parents Heal chapter in Madison, Wisconsin and honored to be meeting other parents.
Hello! I am a Mental Health and School Guidance Counselor (currently not working in this field), and the mother of Nico, age 24, Christina, forever 17 (6/24/97-3/5/15), and Wilson, age 5. I was trained in grief and loss, and my professional career involved working almost exclusively with individuals struggling with the “loss” of loved ones. None of it prepared me for 3.5.15, when the person I most admire and with whom I was the closest, ‘moved’ to a different level of consciousness. I have no idea how I functioned those first months. My healing journey began when I read Wolf’s Message by Suzanne Giesemann, and subsequently spoke with her between May and August of 2015.
When Suzanne learned of Helping Parents Heal she told me about the group. To say that it has been a blessing would be an understatement. I can say today that I have experienced more joy and peace in the past 2 years than at any time prior to my daughter’s physical death. This is in large part due to the HPH family: meetings, online support, online meetings with experts in a multitude of healing modalities, the amazing conference, and new, special friendships. I still have rough patches, difficult days and I still miss the physical presence of my sweet peanut, but I am so blessed to have an ongoing relationship with her and feel so proud to be her mother. Helping Parents Heal is literally my heart. When I do things involving HPH, I feel joy. So, being a co-leader of the Madison affiliate group just makes my heart sing. I look forward to meeting many new Shining Light Parents. Our kids seem to bring just the right parents into my life at just the right time. They never cease to amaze me!!!
With love and so much gratitude,
I am the mother to 4 adult kids, 3 boys, 1 girl. I lost my oldest son Adam (40) in a freak kayaking accident July 26, 2019 up at our cottage.
Helping Parents Heal – Connecting with Our Loved Ones meets online using Zoom once a month on the third Tuesday evening of the month. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sometimes we host speakers, but more often we discuss our experiences and our children. So we learn about miracles and we hear about love.
Zoom Meeting time is 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
Hi, I was born in Lima, Peru. I came to the US when I was 18. I live in Philadelphia, PA and I have been doing translations and interpretations for the past 25 years. I have worked in court and in medical offices doing simultaneous interpretations for special needs children and enjoy doing so. It is extremely important that the message get translated in the same exact manner in which it was spoken. Over the past 5 years, I have also worked in voice overs. I love being able to use my native language, Spanish, in various ways.
I am a single mom, divorced, and have 4 children, all boys: Franky (25), Cesar (22), JoseLuis (20) and Armando (14). 2 of my boys are in spirit; JoseLuis and Franky (In order of their transition)
After the transition of my 2 beautiful sons, I watched the documentary by Craig McMahon, ‘Life to Afterlife: Mom, Can You Hear Me?’ and all of the following ones and I became a member of Helping Parents Heal. I have met and I am still meeting many wonderful parents. This is now my new family and I am so very grateful. Helping Parents Heal saved my life after the transition of my two boys.
Please join Irene & Kathy for a chat room every Tuesday afternoon, 2 pm AZ/PT and 5 pm EST.
I lost my best friend, my only child, my beautiful 24 year old daughter Carly Elizabeth Hughes to esophageal-gastric cancer on February 17th, 2013. Like so many of us who have experienced this devastating loss my daughter’s passing sent me on a spiritual quest. I have found friends and comfort through this remarkable group Helping Parents Heal. In the short time since Carly’s passing I have had definite proof that consciousness survives physical death, that Carly is well, and with me always. I have been fortunate to speak with mediums who were able to provide absolute evidence of the afterlife, indisputable information relayed bringing comfort and helping to lighten the heavy weight of grief. With family and Carly’s friends we have created a foundation in her honor- Carly’s Kids A Foundation For Education, I hope you will take the time to read about us and what we are doing in Carly’s memory.
Visit: Carly’s Kids
We all wear many hats and carry many titles. I’ve worn many, but Mother has been the one that brought the most profound joy I could have ever imagined. My husband, Andy, a retired Marine and I have been blessed with 3 beautiful and very active boys, Conor, Jack and Aiden. We have been fortunate to travel the world and live in many different places. I was always very aware and appreciative of the beautiful life I was living. My life, came crashing down in March of 2013. Aiden, my youngest son, died by suicide at the age of 15. Eight months later, just as I felt that I was learning to breathe again Conor, my oldest son, died in an accidental fall while away at college at the age of 20. This culminated in not only the deepest grief and pain a mother can experience, but also an extraordinary journey of awakening and enlightenment that came in the surprising form of signs, messages and real time communication. All of this has led me to know that our loved ones are still very present. I am not waiting to get to Heaven to continue a relationship with my boys. They let me know often that they are by my side and together we have much work to do! I have found Heaven in my Heart….
Following my daughter, Amber’s, passing in 2014 at the age of 25 after more than a decade of suffering from disordered eating, I began a journey to find out where my precious child was.
About Claudia: Vorbesc Romaneste
Claudia Ardelean lives in Toronto. Her darling Emma was diagnosed on March 2016 with osteosarcoma, the same type of cancer that Terry Fox had. She was 12 years old and she was a provincial gymnast before. She transitioned on April 7, 2019, not before she told Claudia, “Mom, even if I am not going to be here with you to see me, I will be here in spirit, I will send you signs and you will know that is me”. Sure enough, Emma delivers every single day and Claudia is so grateful to be open to receiving her love and guidance. Please watch Emma's video from 'Romania's Got Talent', where she was invited to participate as a talented gymnast: https://vimeo.com/419080618 Here is another short video where Emma talks about her cancer: https://youtu.be/PNC6MG-JA3w
Claudia lives in Ontario.
About Ramona: Vorbesc Romaneste
My name is Ramona Vizitiu. I was already a mother of two beautiful daughters when I found out I was expecting again. My husband and I always wanted a big family so we were incredibly happy to have another child. Beautiful Mia was born on January 5, 2020. Unfortunately, she was born with an incredibly rare genetic syndrome with little chances of surviving. She passed away on February 7, 2020 being a month old. I had a month to get to know her and hold her in my arms and love her with all my being. After she transitioned, I did not want to live without her. It made no sense to me that she was there and I was here. My two living girls saved me. I decided to continue living for them and to carry Mia in my heart. It was and still is a heartbreaking experience. A while after Mia passed I started to receive signs that she is still here with me. At first I thought that it's just my imagination, but after joining the Helping Parents Heal Group I realized that I am not the only one receiving signs and that THIS MIGHT BE REAL. I never thought I would feel alive again and want to live again. But Mia showed me the way. SHE IS STILL HERE. I want to give hope to the moms that are new in this journey and that feel that all is lost. Our children are here. You just have to believe.
Ramona lives in Ontario
My daughter Nida transitioned through suicide at the age of nineteen. She was a bright, intelligent, and deeply caring soul, always searching for the true meaning of life. Her smile and passionate enthusiasm for her ideas always shone through her essence.Giving back to the community was an important aspect of her life. Starting in high school, Nida was an active participant in political clubs, leadership activities, and more. She cared about the people around her so much. Even though she was only nineteen years old, Nida always followed the most current local and world news. Her dream was to help others and make an impact on humanity. Nida’s personality was larger than life.
At the time of Nida’s passing, her extraordinary soul merged with my spirit, sending many significant signs of her continuing existence from behind the veil. I experienced a profound spiritual transformation. It’s as if Nida continues to live through me, as if she took my hand and is leading me through this new life phase. That’s how I was led to the Helping Parents Heal organization, where we support and understand each other in a more unique way, where we feel and connect with our children. We know that energy isn’t created or destroyed, it merely changes its form.
This transformation opened up energy channels that started flowing through my body. I became an intuitive energy healer. I practice and promote a conscious and an environmentally friendly lifestyle.
You can reach me at: email@example.com.
Our meetings are held online. You can join us via Zoom, once a month.
Toly and Rita Kozushin are Zoom coordinators for the newly established Eastern Region of HPH. They provide Zoom support and schedule meeting for Easter Region members.
They lost their daughter Sarah in September of 2011 due to prescription drug overdose. She left here her parents and a brother Alex who lives on the West coast.
They have found HPH shortly after Sarah’s passing, and are very grateful for help and support provided by HPH in the most difficult time. They found Sarah on the other side of the vail. They are very glad to have the opportunity, to the best of their abilities, to help the HPH parents to communicate, and to the organization – to grow.