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2011 Sibling Retreat
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2012 Sibling Retreat - Seattle
"Siblings are like witnesses to your life’s history. Brothers and sisters are part of your past, present and future. In the early days of my grief, my brain struggled to catch up with what my heart already knew….Then I found TAPS. It was like finding a missing piece to the puzzle. The biggest comfort TAPS gave me was the knowledge that there were others in my position." – Elizabeth Doherty, TAPS Sibling Survivor
Chicago Survivor Seminar 1  
TAPS Event | TAPS Survivor Seminars are inspirational weekends of support, care, and hope. You will be among survivors making connections with those who have suffered a similar loss through our group discussions. Workshops, and activities are at your disposable to encourage you to develop coping skills, life skills, and ways to honor your loved ones, all while cultivating a community of friendship and family that will last a lifetime. Join us as we "Remember the Love, Celebrate the Life, and Share the Journey!"
Our Stories: Sibling
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Surviving the Holidays Book Cover  

Book Shelf: Surviving the Holidays Without You: Navigating Grief During Special Seasons
Reviewed by Kelly Griffith, Surviving Sister of Maj. Samuel Griffith, Written by Gary Roe

TAPS Magazine | After my brother died in December 2011, I didn’t know what to do when I woke up on Christmas morning. His death was still real. I didn’t want to have Christmas without him. So, I didn’t. The second Christmas without Sam physically here, I wanted to find a way to honor his life and still feel him near me. I wish I had read Gary Roe’s book, Surviving the Holidays Without You: Navigating Grief During Special Seasons.
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