KPBS : ‘Camp Widow’ Helps Military Wives Heal From Grief

More than 5,000 U.S. service members have died in Iraq and Afghanistan. The vast majority of them were men in their early 20s. Many leave behind their wives who never imagined they would find themselves widows at a young age...

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USA Today : Camp Widow bonds people in their journey of loss

Camp Widow. Those two words kind of stop you in your tracks. Should you laugh or cry? For the almost 200 women (and 10 widowed men) at various stages of grief over a lost spouse, the weekend getaway dubbed Camp Widow was never intended to be maudlin. But yes, there was laughter and so...

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Ventura County Star : Simi woman to host Camp Widow in San Diego

Widowed people from four countries and 28 different states will be attending next month’s Camp Widow, a special camp started by Simi Valley resident Michele Neff Hernandez, who lost her husband in an accident five years ago.

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PRI’s The World : Widows seek community, meaning

Host Katy Clark speaks with Taryn Davis, whose husband, Army Corporal Michael Davis, was killed in Iraq in 2007, and Michele Neff Hernandez of the “Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation.” The women describe how military widows can often feel shunned by their communities when a spouse dies...

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Voice America Variety : Michele Neff Hernandez

Michele Neff Hernandez is the founder, and executive director of the Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation which provides resources for the bereaved. Since the death of her husband in 2005, Michele has made reaching out to other widows her personal mission. She is a motivational speaker and...

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My Inspiration Lounge : Women Who Inspire – Michele Hernandez with Soaring Spirits

Every week I will shine the light on the women out there who are remarkable, pursuing their dreams, changing the world and inspiring others! In our darkest moments, it's a miracle to have women we can turn to that know first-hand the pain we're experiencing and more importantly, show...

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Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation To Host First Annual National Conference On Widowhood

Anyone grieving the loss of a loved one, will host its first annual National Conference on Widowhood from July 17-19, 2009 in San Diego, California. "The purpose of the conference is to provide widows with an opportunity to celebrate all they have accomplished; while looking forward...

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