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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
Our Stories: Sibling
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Sibling Loss
By Heidi Horsley, PsyD, MSW, MS

TAPS Magazine |

In the United States today, there is a natural, assumed order to the deaths we will experience in our lives. We believe that our grandparents will die first, then our parents, then our brothers and sisters, and then our children. However, that is not how it happens for thousands of people each year, and that is not how it happened for me. When my brother Scott and cousin Matthew were just 17 years old they died together in a fiery car accident. 

Savannah Women's Retreat - Cover Photo  
TAPS Event | Join us in beautiful Savannah, GA for the first of it’s kind retreat for women of all relationships. This unique opportunity will provide a time to get to know other women who have gone through a similar loss. We will share the stories of our loved ones, have fun and build friendships that will last far longer than the week!
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