Stories for 2018


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Make it Your Mission to Be There for Someone in Crisis

"If you notice your buddy seems hopeless, talk to him about it. It’s OK to be direct and ask someone how they’re feeling and if they’re thinking of suicide."

9/25/2018 - Kim Ruocco
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Saturday Morning Message: God Winks Part 2

A God wink at TAPS is a moment when you feel your loved one close to you.

9/22/2018 - Carol Lane
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Why the delay in VA ed benefits this semester?

The VA is working to resolve technical issues that have resulted in delayed in payments and processing of GI Bill benefits this fall semester.

9/20/2018 - Lalaine Estella
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Saturday Morning Message: God Winks

A God wink at TAPS is a moment when you feel your loved one close to you.

9/15/2018 - Carol Lane
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Video: Understanding and Applying Modern Grief Theory

This workshop explores the most prominent grief theories from the fields of psychology and thanatology.

9/14/2018 - TAPS
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Grand Canyon Backpacking Expedition

Event Photos: TAPS survivors hike the Grand Canyon from the North Rim to the Colorado River.

9/13/2018 - TAPS Media
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The Care We Took

"We all felt proud to handle our soldiers' possessions with the honor they deserved."

9/12/2018 - Matt Mabe
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New Poll Released from National Action Alliance on Suicide Prevention

#BeThere. Learn the warning signs or symptoms that may lead to suicide and the resources available to help.

9/12/2018 - TAPS
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Saturday Morning Message: Fall Plans

What are your plans for fall activities that will provide you the most comfort?

9/8/2018 - Carol Lane
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Colorado Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp

Event Photos, September 7-9, 2018

9/7/2018 - TAPS Media
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Saturday Morning Message: Turning Grief Into Action

What sort of things have others done in order to turn their grief into action?

9/1/2018 - Carol Lane
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Texas Family Campout

Event Photos: Young survivors and guardians participate in camp activities together in Bandera, Texas.

8/31/2018 - TAPS Media
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West Virginia All Populations Retreat

Event Photos: Surviving adults participate in high adventure together near Lansing, West Virginia.

8/29/2018 - TAPS Media
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Saturday Morning Message: Sharing Mementos Part 2

Have you saved certain things that belonged to your loved one that have become priceless to you?

8/25/2018 - Carol Lane
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Machu Picchu Expedition

Event Photos: TAPS survivors trek ancient trails in the Andes Mountains of Peru August 24 - September 2, 2018.

8/24/2018 - TAPS Media
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TAPS and Outward Bound Teen Adventure

Event Photos: Surviving teens hike the Appalachian Trail together near Baltimore, Maryland.

8/20/2018 - TAPS Media
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Saturday Morning Message: Sharing Mementos

Have you saved certain things that belonged to your loved one that have become priceless to you?

8/18/2018 - Carol Lane
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TAPS Caribbean Cruise

Event Photos: Survivors set sail together in fellowship on a cruise to the Caribbean.

8/18/2018 - TAPS Media
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Saturday Morning Message: Books Help Our Grief Journey

Has there been a book, or a line in a book, that has helped you on your grief journey?

8/11/2018 - Carol Lane
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John Jarecki, Good Grief Camp mentor and TAPS supporter

“There’s a camp for children who lost a loved one in the military?”

8/7/2018 - Lalaine Estella
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teams4taps New England Patriots Training Camp

Event Photos: Military survivors attend New England Patriots training camp.

8/7/2018 - TAPS Media
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TAPS Peer Mentor: Someone to Lean On

A TAPS Peer Mentor and mentee share their story and connection.

8/5/2018 - Lalaine Estella
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Saturday Morning Message: Getting Through Tough Moments

When you are blindsided by a riptide of grief, how do you get yourself through these tough moments?

8/4/2018 - Carol Lane
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teams4taps Atlanta Falcons Training Camp

Event Photos: Military survivors attend Atlanta Falcons training camp.

8/4/2018 - TAPS Media
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Finding Peace Through Climbing

“As our loved ones would want us to, we can appreciate our past memories while also living in and cherishing the moment.”

8/3/2018 - Leslie Gullahorn Olson
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TAPS Magazine Summer 2018

Volume 24, Issue 2

7/31/2018 - TAPS Quarterly Magazine
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Love in the Kitchen

A mother honors her son by sharing his favorite dish. Learn how to share your story and recipe with TAPS readers.

7/30/2018 - Rita Catlett
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Making Dreams Come True

Survivor education benefits can help families reach their goals.

7/30/2018 - Robert Worley II
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The Seesaw of Resilience and Vulnerability

It’s this back-and-forth of grief that provides momentum for the journey.

7/30/2018 - Alan Wolfelt
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The Dance

“I knew that I could grow in this strange space of simultaneous grief and gratitude.”

7/30/2018 - Amy Dozier
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teams4taps Detroit Lions Training Camp

Event Photos: Military survivors attend Detroit Lions training camp.

7/30/2018 - TAPS Media
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TAPS and Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation Memorandum of Understanding Ceremony

Event Photos

7/30/2018 - TAPS Media
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Tennessee Family Campout

Event Photos: Young survivors and guardians participate in camp activities together in Bolivar, Tennessee.

7/30/2018 - TAPS Media
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Saturday Morning Message: Inspirational Movies

Have you watched movies that helped with your grief or inspired an aspect of healing in your grief?

7/28/2018 - Carol Lane
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Ohio Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp

Event Photos, July 27-29, 2018

7/27/2018 - TAPS Media
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Yellowstone Kayaking Expedition

Event Photos: TAPS survivors kayak the high-altitude lakes of Yellowstone National Park July 26-29, 2018.

7/26/2018 - TAPS Media
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Five Reasons to Bring Your Kids to the National Military Survivor Suicide Seminar

At TAPS Good Grief Camp, children affected by suicide are able to find a safe place to ask hard questions, build coping skills, and embrace hope.

7/23/2018 - Karissa Kelley
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Colorado Celebrity Classic Raises over $330,000 for TAPS

Country stars Pam Tillis, Billy Montana, Frank Myers, Jimmy Nichols, and Matt Spicher entertained TAPS supporters at benefit for TAPS on June 16.

7/23/2018 - Christine Burtt
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California Surviving Spouses and Significant Others Retreat

Event Photos: TAPS surviving spouses and significant others participate in outdoor activities at Dana Point, California.

7/22/2018 - TAPS Media
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Saturday Morning Message: Self Care Ideas

"In the midst of grief, it is so important we take the time to care for ourselves."

7/21/2018 - Carol Lane
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Southern California Good Grief Campout

Event Photos: Young survivors participate in challenging outdoor activities together in Southern California

7/15/2018 - TAPS Media
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Saturday Morning Message: Memories and Photos

Pictures of our loved ones can bring back happy memories. Survivors share some of their favorites.

7/14/2018 - Carol Lane
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teams4taps GEICO All-Star FanFest

Event Photos: Military survivors attend GEICO All-Star FanFest in Washington, D.C.

7/14/2018 - TAPS Media
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Four Excellent Reads Written by Survivors

Reading stories written by other survivors helps us see into their grief and discover what gives them strength.

7/12/2018 - Angel Pansini
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TAPS College Experience

Event Photos: TAPS surviving children meet with experts in the areas of higher education in Washington D.C.

7/11/2018 - TAPS Media
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Young Adult Louisville Experience

Event Photos: TAPS young adult survivors work on Habitat for Humanity project and enjoy outdoor adventures together.

7/10/2018 - TAPS Media
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Saturday Morning Message: Favorite Hometown Places

This week survivors proudly share about great destinations in their hometowns to visit.

7/7/2018 - Carol Lane
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teams4taps Washington Nationals Salute to Service

Event Photos: Survivors attend Washington Nationals Salute to Service event.

7/7/2018 - TAPS Media
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Montana All Populations Retreat

Event Photos: Military survivors attend an outdoor adventure in West Yellowstone, Montana.

7/6/2018 - TAPS Media
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teams4taps New York Yankees Field of Dreams

Event Photos: Survivors attend New York Yankees Field of Dreams event.

7/4/2018 - TAPS Media
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teams4taps Los Angeles Dodgers

Event Photos: Survivors attend Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game.

7/4/2018 - TAPS Media
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A Legacy Mentor’s Unforgettable Experience

TAPS Good Grief Camp graduates now mentoring other children participate in a professional development experience in New York City.

7/2/2018 - Angel Pansini
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Saturday Morning Message: Life Changes

Survivors share challenges conquered and personal growth experienced after losing a loved one.

6/30/2018 - Carol Lane
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California Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp

Event Photos, June 29-July 1, 2018

6/29/2018 - TAPS Media
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Changes to Survivor Benefits Coming

TAPS Casework Assistance team is always here to guide you through your benefit questions and put you in touch with the right people.

6/25/2018 - TAPS
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Saturday Morning Message: Reasons for Joining the Military

Patriotism and service to country are some of the many reasons our loved ones joined the military.

6/23/2018 - Carol Lane
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Making New Summer Memories

A mother of two shares five lessons she learned about honoring the past while moving forward into a new future.

6/21/2018 - Elizabeth Culp
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teams4taps National Basketball Association Draft

Event Photos: National Basketball Association draft.

6/21/2018 - TAPS Media
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The TAPS Interview: Jon Stewart

I’m drawn to people who give of themselves so selflessly. It’s an unusual individual who actually moves toward trouble rather than away from it.

6/20/2018 - Allison Gilbert
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Stars4TAPS and 'Bandstand' Movie Premiere Screening

Event Photos: TAPS proudly joins with the Broadway musical Bandstand as it prepares for its nationwide film release.

6/20/2018 - TAPS Media
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teams4taps Minnesota Twins

Event Photos: Military survivors attend Minnesota Twins baseball games.

6/20/2018 - TAPS Media
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Young Adult Pacific Northwest Experience

Event Photos: TAPS young adult survivors gain radical perspective white water rafting together.

6/19/2018 - TAPS Media
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TAPS and Freedom Hunters Teen Camp

Event Photos: TAPS teen survivors bond together in a variety of challenging outdoor activities at Lake Tahoe.

6/17/2018 - TAPS Media
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Saturday Morning Message: Kindness for the Grieving

Friends and family sharing memories of our loved ones can help pierce the grief fog early in a loss.

6/16/2018 - Carol Lane
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Saturday Morning Message: Practicing Self Care

Survivors share strategies to the way we can keep ourselves healthy and practice self-care.

6/9/2018 - Carol Lane
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TAPS Partners with Broadway Musical Bandstand on Film Release

Playing June 25 and 28 in select theaters. Visit BandstandBroadway.com to purchase tickets for this unforgettable show.

6/6/2018 - TAPS
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Austin Adult Children Retreat

Event Photos: TAPS surviving adult children explore Austin together June 6-10, 2018.

6/6/2018 - TAPS Media
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Saturday Morning Message: Favorite Recipes

Survivors share favorite recipes of their loved ones.

6/2/2018 - Carol Lane
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teams4taps Kansas City Royals

Event Photos: Military survivors attend Kansas City baseball game.

6/2/2018 - TAPS Media
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24th National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp

Event Photos, May 24-28, 2018

5/28/2018 - TAPS Media
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Video: TAPS Wreath Laying at Arlington National Cemetery

Video of the Memorial Day 2018 TAPS Wreath Laying Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery

5/28/2018 - TAPS Media
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teams4taps Detroit Lions Practice

Event Photos: Military survivors attend Detroit Lions practice.

5/28/2018 - TAPS Media
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teams4taps Detroit Tigers and Mario Impemba Military Veteran's Program

Event Photos: Military survivors attend Detroit Tigers and Mario Impemba's Salute to Those Who Have Served event.

5/28/2018 - TAPS Media
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teams4taps Washington Nationals in Game Salute

Event Photos: Military survivors attend Washington Nationals in Game Salute.

5/28/2018 - TAPS Media
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Breakfast with Vice President Pence

Event Photos: Military survivors attend breakfast with Vice President Mike Pence and Karen Pence in Vail, Colorado.

5/28/2018 - TAPS Media
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teams4taps Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Event Photos: Military survivors attend NASCAR Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

5/27/2018 - TAPS Media
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teams4taps Nascar Salutes at Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Event Photos: Military survivors attend NASCAR Salutes at Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

5/27/2018 - TAPS Media
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Saturday Morning Message: How do you mark Memorial Day?

Survivors share how they honor and remember their loved ones on memorial day.

5/26/2018 - Carol Lane
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teams4taps NASCAR Xfinity Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Event Photos: Military survivors attend NASCAR Xfinity Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

5/26/2018 - TAPS Media
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Saturday Morning Message: Mother's Day Activities

Survivors share what they did on Mother’s Day to honor themselves and those who served as mothers as they grew up.

5/19/2018 - Carol Lane
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teams4taps Philadelphia Union Soccer Practice and Game

Event Photos: Military survivors attend Philadelphia Union soccer practice and game.

5/18/2018 - TAPS Media
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Video: Diana Hosford in London Representing TAPS at the Royal Wedding

TAPS Vice President Diana Hosford talks with the BBC about representing TAPS at the Royal Wedding at the invitation of The Diana Award.

5/17/2018 - TAPS Media
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Video: Photographing Grief

This workshop presents photography techniques and exercises for exploring and expressing your grief story.

5/16/2018 - TAPS
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Video: Diana Hosford representing TAPS at the Royal Wedding

TAPS Vice President Diana Hosford talks with the BBC about representing TAPS at the Royal Wedding at the invitation of The Diana Award.

5/14/2018 - TAPS Media
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Saturday Morning Message: The Comfort of Pets

Pets can be just the comfort we need in those trying times. They remind us to take care of ourselves since they need to eat and they help organize us.

5/12/2018 - Carol Lane
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TAPS Family Campouts: Everything You Need to Know

Step away from the stresses of daily life and learn how to grieve as a family with the tools we provide at a TAPS Family campout this summer.

5/11/2018 - TAPS
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Saturday Morning Message: Responding to Comments

Survivors offer strategies about coping with family members and friends who may have a different way of grieving or have opinions that hurt you deeply.

5/5/2018 - Carol Lane
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Chicago Surviving Spouses and Significant Others Retreat

Event Photos: TAPS surviving spouses and significant others explore Chicago together May 2-6, 2018.

5/2/2018 - TAPS Media
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TAPS Offers College Care Packages

TAPS is welcoming our recent graduates to college with a free education care package.

5/1/2018 - TAPS
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Fallen Hero Match Made in Heaven

Through TAPS' Fallen Hero Match, runners are paired with surviving military families to let them know their loved one’s sacrifice will never be forgotten.

4/30/2018 - Lalaine Estella
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Saturday Morning Message: Introductions

Survivors introduce their loved one by sharing a favorite memory.

4/28/2018 - Carol Lane
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teams4taps Washington Nationals Salute to Service

Event Photos: Survivors attend Washington Nationals Salute to Service event.

4/28/2018 - TAPS Media
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TAPS Shares Best Practices of Peer-Based Emotional Support Programs in the Ukraine

TAPS International is a global coalition of military survivor peer-based programs.

4/27/2018 - TAPS
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Running for Andrew

When I found out I could run in the Marine Corps Marathon for Team TAPS, I felt like it was my Andrew telling me, "This is your marathon, Mom."

4/26/2018 - Jaime Boris
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TAPS Togethers

Event Photos: 2018 TAPS Togethers

4/25/2018 - TAPS Media
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TAPS Care Groups

Event Photos: 2018 Care Groups

4/25/2018 - TAPS Media
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How to Manage the Loss of a Loved One From a Distance

When you can’t attend the funeral of a loved one, you may feel left out of the shared experience or isolated as you work through your emotions.

4/23/2018 - Janice Miller
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Empowerment: Sedona Women's Week of Renewal

Event Photos: TAPS surviving women focus on the needs of minds, bodies and spirits at an empowerment retreat April 22-27, 2018.

4/22/2018 - TAPS Media
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Saturday Morning Message: The Help of Gardening

Many survivors find that gardening can help with the healing process after the death of a loved one.

4/21/2018 - Carol Lane
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Dancing for TAPS

Event Photos: TAPS supporters raise money April 20 at Dancing with Friends Dance Studio in Churchville, Maryland.

4/20/2018 - TAPS Media
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TAPS Yuengling Brewery Tour

Event Photos: As part of the Yuengling's Lagers for Heroes Campaign this May, TAPS staff take a tour of the Brewery.

4/17/2018 - TAPS Media
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Living with Less After Loss

Embracing a minimalist approach to material items helped clear the clutter from my mind after the deaths of my loved ones.

4/16/2018 - Chris Shank
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TAPS Red Team Launches Critical Suicide Prevention Awareness Training

The Safeway Foundation is funding this initial training series to be held at Veteran Centers in California.

4/16/2018 - TAPS
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TAPS VP Diana Roday Hosford Headed to the Royal Wedding

Diana Hosford, as a partner of The Diana Award, will be a part of the Windsor Castle public gallery May 19 for Prince Harry & Ms. Markle’s wedding.

4/16/2018 - TAPS
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Yuengling Lagers for Heroes Salute Veterans and Their Families

D.G. Yuengling & Son raise a toast to honor our military heroes during the month of May.

4/15/2018 - TAPS
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TAPS Legacy Mentor Trip to New York City

Event Photos: Gold Star children participated in a variety of life-enhancing activities in New York City.

4/15/2018 - TAPS Media
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Saturday Morning Message: Paying Respects

Losing a loved one changes how you comfort and support friends after the death of their loved one.

4/14/2018 - Carol Lane
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Setting Boundaries While Grieving

Setting boundaries while grieving is about self-preservation and giving ourselves permission to express our needs.

4/13/2018 - Audri Beugelsdijk
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Finding a Sense of Belonging In Grief

Being seen and heard gave me the hope for a growing, beautiful friendship with each of these broken mamas, aunts, and sisters.

4/12/2018 - Marilyn Weisenburg
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teams4taps Washington Nationals Anthem Buddies

Event Photos: Military survivors attend Washington Nationals Anthem Buddies event on April 12.

4/12/2018 - TAPS Media
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How to Practice Self-Compassion When Grieving

Grief is messy, confusing, painful, and never seems to follow a linear path. This is the time when we need to practice self-compassion.

4/11/2018 - Cori Bussolari
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Daytona Men's Retreat

Event Photos: TAPS surviving men join together in Daytona.

4/11/2018 - TAPS Media
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teams4taps Philadelphia 76ers Basketball Game

Event Photos: Survivors attend Philadelphia 76ers Basketball Game.

4/11/2018 - TAPS Media
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teams4taps Oklahoma City Thunder

Event Photos: Survivors attend OKC Thunder Basketball in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

4/11/2018 - TAPS Media
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When Grief Affects Our Health

Grief may affect how we think and behave, our mental and physical health, and other aspects of our lives. It’s important to know when to seek help.

4/10/2018 - Kenneth Doka
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Volunteer Spotlight: Surviving Military Parents Advocate for Fellow Survivors

For three years, surviving military parents Andy and Julianne Weiss have been holding the tender hands of those in grief.

4/9/2018 - TAPS
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Event Photos: Survivors attend NASCAR event at Texas Motor Speedway.

4/8/2018 - TAPS Media
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Saturday Morning Message: Helpful Activities

Staying busy with activities you enjoy can help you through the dark times of grief.

4/7/2018 - Carol Lane
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Fox 5 KVVU TV: Windy25 Memorial 5K Run and Walk

The former commander and co-founder, Craig Wilhelm, shares details on the Windy25 Run and walk held on April 7.

4/7/2018 - Brenda Yahm
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teams4taps Texas Motor Speedway with Grunt Style Racing

Event Photos: Survivors attend Grunt Style Racing event at Texas Motor Speedway.

4/7/2018 - TAPS Media
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Finding the Strength to Help My Child Understand Death

I knew it was my job as a mother to help my child accept the truth that his dad wasn't coming home, so he was free to move forward.

4/6/2018 - Barb Allen
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Art Therapy: Expressing Grief — And Hope — Through Collages

Making collages can help survivors remember happy moments and create visions of a more hopeful tomorrow.

4/6/2018 - Sharon Strouse
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How Nature Helps Us Heal After Loss

During my darkest moments after the death of my loved one, in nature, I always find affirmations of hope and healing.

4/5/2018 - Erin Jacobson
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Carolina Swamp to Sea Kayaking Expedition

Event Photos: TAPS survivors gain radical perspective kayaking together April 5-8, 2018.

4/5/2018 - TAPS Media
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Nashville Parents Retreat

Event Photos: TAPS surviving parents explore Nashville together April 4-8, 2018.

4/4/2018 - TAPS Media
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The Love Languages of Grief

When it comes to mourning and how others can best help us, there’s no one right way. Identify and ask for the most effective grief support for you.

4/3/2018 - Alan Wolfelt
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On a Scale of 1 to 10, How Are You Doing?

“What’s your number?” A family shares their unique way of checking in on each other.

4/2/2018 - Stewart Farrell
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Saturday Morning Message: Sharing Memories

This week survivors share a special memory of their loved one with us.

3/31/2018 - Carol Lane
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D.C. Military: Caisson Platoon Hosts Spring Open House

Soldiers and steeds of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard)’s Caisson Platoon to 'give back' to the community at JBM-HH’s Caisson Stables.

3/29/2018 - Francis Chung
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Event Photos: New Jersey Devils salute those who served in Squad21 in Newark, New Jersey.

3/27/2018 - TAPS Media
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Event Photos: Survivors attend OKC Thunder Basketball in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

3/25/2018 - TAPS Media
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Saturday Morning Message: Lifting Our Spirits

Survivors share what helps to lift their spirits when grieving the loss of their loved one.

3/24/2018 - Carol Lane
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Book Review: When Your “Option A” Doesn’t Work Out

"Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy" explore the complexity of grief and lessons learned through sharing stories and research.

3/23/2018 - Cheryl Kreutter
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TAPS Magazine Spring 2018

Volume 24, Issue 1

3/21/2018 - TAPS Quarterly Magazine
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Saturday Morning Message: Comforting Items

Certain items, such as a favorite blanket or home videos, can be a source of comfort after the death of a loved one.

3/17/2018 - Carol Lane
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PJ Media: Jon Stewart - Military Families 'Isolated' After Losing Loved One, Need Support Groups

Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart said there’s “nothing” as "insolating" as the loss of a loved one, but groups like TAPS fill a "void" in America.

3/17/2018 - Nicholas Ballasy
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TAPS International Trip to Ukraine

Event Photos: TAPS International visit military survivors in the Ukraine in March.

3/15/2018 - TAPS Media
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teams4taps NBA Referees and Minnesota Timberwolves vs Washington Wizards

Event Photos: Military survivors attend Minnesota Timberwolves vs Washington Wizards game.

3/13/2018 - TAPS Media
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TAPS Peer Mentor Honors Son by Earning College Degree

Fulfilling the promise Joanne made to her son gave her the empowerment and courage she needed to companion others through their grief.

3/12/2018 - TAPS
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Saturday Morning Message: Displaying Our Folded Flags

The folded flag that many receive after the death of a loved one can have significant meaning in our grief journey.

3/10/2018 - Carol Lane
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TAPS Honor Guard Gala

Event Photos: TAPS supporters join together in supporting the families of our fallen military members.

3/6/2018 - TAPS Media
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Video: Our TAPS Kids

TAPS honors our fallen heroes by caring for their living legacies providing resources, compassion and comfort to heal the hearts of all who are grieving.

3/6/2018 - TAPS Media
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Video: Our TAPS Family

TAPS provides comfort and care 24/7 to all those grieving the death of a military loved one, with services available at no cost to surviving families and loved ones.

3/6/2018 - TAPS Media
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TAPS Honor Guard Gala Luncheon

Event Photos: TAPS presented its 2018 Mentor of the Year Award to Army Captain John Rhoten on March 6 at the Army and Navy Club in Washington.

3/6/2018 - TAPS Media
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Video: TAPS Mission Impact

Today over 75,000 surviving family members are part of the TAPS family. 16 new survivors come to TAPS daily for compassionate care.

3/6/2018 - TAPS Media
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Video: Gala Highlights 2018

Highlight Video of the 2018 TAPS Honor Guard Gala, held on March 6 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

3/6/2018 - TAPS Media
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Connecting Vets: TAPS and Jon Stewart Launch New Center for Hope and Healing

Families grieving the loss of a military loved one have a new place to go to heal that wound, a sort-of hospital of the heart: TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing.

3/6/2018 - Phil Briggs
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TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing Launch

Event Photos: TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing launched March 5, 2018, providing workshops, seminars, panel discussions for the bereaved.

3/5/2018 - TAPS Media
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Saturday Morning Message: Changes in Our Lives

Grief drastically changes our lives. But not all change that comes out of the loss of a loved is negative.

3/3/2018 - Carol Lane
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National Defense Radio: Bonnie Carroll, President and Founder of TAPS

The National Defense Radio speaks with Bonnie Carroll about the many years TAPS has served those who have lost a loved one serving in the military.

3/3/2018 - Bonnie Carroll
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Fort Hood Sentinel: "An American legacy of service and sacrifice," at Grief Seminar

Over 150 active duty Fort Hood Soldiers were paired as mentors one-on-one with a young survivor at the Texas Good Grief Camp February 23-25.

3/1/2018 - Jennifer Watson
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Hawaii Army Weekly: 25th Infantry Division Officer is TAPS Mentor of the Year

Captain John Rhoten will be recognized on March 6 for his volunteer service on behalf of the surviving children of fallen members of the Armed Forces.

3/1/2018 - 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs
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Alaska Surviving Spouses and Significant Others Retreat

Event Photos: TAPS surviving spouses and significant others participate in challenging adventure in Alaska.

2/28/2018 - TAPS Media
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Saturday Morning Message: Angelversary Ideas

Survivors share how they honor and remember their loved ones on angelversaries.

2/24/2018 - Carol Lane
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teams4taps Brooklyn Nets Practice

Event Photos: Survivors attend Brooklyn Nets Practice.

2/24/2018 - TAPS Media
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Texas Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp

Event Photos: Adult and Youth Survivors come together in fellowship at Fort Hood, Texas

2/23/2018 - TAPS Media
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Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend Presented by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Event Photos

2/22/2018 - TAPS Media
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Saturday Morning Message: Memorable Comments

The comments or behavior of others who learn you've suffered the loss of a loved one can stick out in your mind.

2/17/2018 - Carol Lane
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teams4taps NBA All-Star Weekend

Event Photos: Survivors attend NBA All-Star Weekend event.

2/16/2018 - TAPS Media
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Gov Con Exec: DynCorp CEO George Krivo Inducted to 2018 Wash100

Executive Mosaic introduces George Krivo as an inductee into the 2018 edition of the Wash100 for his leadership in providing support to the U.S. military.

2/14/2018 - Ramona Adams
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Alaska Journal of Commerce: Movers and Shakers

TAPS will present the 2018 Senator Ted Stevens Leadership Award to Ashlyn McCain at the annual TAPS Honor Guard Gala on March 6.

2/14/2018 - TAPS
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Saturday Morning Message: TAPS National Seminar Highlights

The TAPS National Military Survivor Seminar in Washington, D.C., offers survivors from across the country a chance to come together and connect.

2/10/2018 - Carol Lane
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Event Photos: Launch Party for the 2018 Courage Capitals Campaign with the Washington Capitals, February 10 in Arlington, Virginia.

2/10/2018 - TAPS Media
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Gold Star Peak Now Official

A unanimous vote at the U.S. Department of the Interior on February 8 bestowed the unnamed summit near Anchorage, Alaska as "Gold Star Peak."

2/9/2018 - TAPS
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TAPS Seeks National Headquarters Volunteers

TAPS seeks volunteers to serve as guest liaisons at the new National Headquarters located in the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia.

2/9/2018 - TAPS
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PGA Champions Boca Raton Tournament

Event Photos

2/9/2018 - TAPS Media
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Karndean DesignFlooring Raises Money for TAPS

Karndean DesignFlooring and its partners raised $3300 for TAPS at its 8th annual customer appreciation golf outing held on January 29.

2/7/2018 - TAPS
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Saturday Morning Message: Dealing With Multiple Deaths

When you're faced with the loss of more than one family member or friend, you can feel weighed down by grief.

2/3/2018 - Carol Lane
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Atlanta Falcons Andre Roberts Selected for the 2017 Salute to Service Award for Supporting Military Families

Falcons Andre Roberts awarded for exceptional efforts as a member of the NFL community to honor and support members of the military community.

2/3/2018 - TAPS Media
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Houston Chronicles: TAPS Partners with the Cohen Veterans Network to Provide Specialized Mental Health Support to Save Lives

TAPS Red Team Will Join CVN in Reducing Record Number of U.S. Veteran Suicides by Sharing Expertise in Suicide Prevention.

2/1/2018 - PRWeb
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TAPS Military Mentor of the Year: Captain John Rhoten

Captain John Rhoten, U.S. Army, will be awarded the TAPS 2018 Military Mentor of the Year at annual TAPS Honor Guard Luncheon on March 6.

1/31/2018 - TAPS
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Saturday Morning Message: Spiritual Changes

When a loved one dies, we go through many shifts — including spiritually — as our life changes direction.

1/27/2018 - Carol Lane
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Video: Pro Bowl Breakfast

Pittsburgh Steelers Tackle, Alejandro Villanueva joined surviving families of the fallen from TAPS this morning at a special Pro Bowl breakfast.

1/26/2018 - TAPS Media
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Citi Salutes Atlanta Network Raise $8400 for TAPS in 1 Hour

Over 75 site employees participated in the December luncheon and auction to benefit TAPS.

1/25/2018 - TAPS
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Event Photos: Surviving military kids and their families come to together at the NFL Pro Bowl in Orlando, Florida.

1/25/2018 - TAPS Media
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Saturday Morning Message: Honoring Our Loved Ones

Finding ways to honor your loved one after their death can help you find healing in your grief.

1/20/2018 - Carol Lane
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TAPS Casework Assistance Available to Military Survivors During Government Shutdown

Your TAPS Family is here if you need to speak to someone with benefit concerns during the government shutdown.

1/20/2018 - TAPS
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4 Goals I Made After Losing My Loved One

Just a few days after the funeral for my boyfriend, I made four promises to him, which turned into goals and have helped me in my grief.

1/17/2018 - Hannah Grace
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5 Ways for the Bereaved to be Mindful

Mindfulness practice can often seem like just another task on an already too long and daunting to-do list. Here’s how you can incorporate mindfulness into your day.

1/17/2018 - Heather Stang
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5 Tips Surviving Military Families Need to Know as They Prepare for College

There are a variety of education benefits and scholarships that military survivors can take advantage of to make college more affordable.

1/16/2018 - Ashlynne Haycock
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Saturday Morning Message: Sharing Fond Memories

Certain scents, songs, food and sights can trigger special memories of our fallen heroes.

1/13/2018 - Carol Lane
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Event Photos: New Jersey Devils salute those who served in Squad21 in Newark, New Jersey.

1/13/2018 - TAPS Media
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Saturday Morning Message: Treating Ourselves

The holidays can be especially stressful when you're grieving, but the New Year is the perfect time to focus on self-care.

1/6/2018 - Carol Lane
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TAPS Cruise to Mexico

Event Photos: Survivors come together in fellowship on a cruise to Mexico.

1/2/2018 - TAPS Media
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I Took a Chance — And Found Empowerment

I chose to take a chance when I attended a TAPS Empowerment event, and because of that decision, I am a better, stronger version of myself.

1/1/2018 - Angela Copeland