New York, New York and San Francisco, California ( Kazor ) July 11, 2011 – Ann Hood is a professional writer whose 5-year-old daughter Grace, died in 2002 of a virulent form of strep. In the years that followed Ann found herself unable to read, write, or focus. As her life came back together Ann and her husband decided to do something proactive to bring joy and hope back into their lives and to give a sibling to their son, Sam. They adopted a daughter from China and named her, Anabelle. Ann is the author of the “Knitting Circle” and “The Red Thread”.
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About Dr. Heidi Horsley
Dr. Heidi Horsley, PsyD, LMSW, MS, is a bereaved sibling and a licensed psychologist and social worker. Dr. Heidi is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Open to Hope Foundation and an adjunct professor at Columbia University. She has a private practice in Manhattan, NY specializing in grief and loss. She is also author of “Open to Hope: Inspirational Stories of Healing After Loss,” “Teen Grief Relief” and “Real Men Do Cry”. She holds graduate degrees from the University of San Francisco, Columbia University, and Loyola University.
About Dr. Gloria Horsley
Dr. Gloria C. Horsley, PHD, MFT, CNS, is a bereaved parent, and has worked in the field of family therapy for over twenty years. Dr. Gloria is Founder and President of the Open to Hope Foundation. She serves The Compassionate Friends as a Board Member. She is co-author of “Open to Hope: Inspirational Stories of Healing After Loss,” “Teen Grief Relief” and “Real Men Do Cry.” She holds graduate degrees from the University of Rochester, Syracuse, Greenwich and Holos Universities.
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