Community Helps Brothers Who Lost Dad

EDMONDS, Wash. — Tuesday nights at a bar and grill in Edmonds aren’t usually quite as busy as it was recently. And there aren’t usually more hugs being shared than meals. But make no mistake, the crowd wasn’t celebrating. Instead, they were there to support a shattered family. Two brothers, just 16 and 19 years … Continue reading »

For Fred: Murphy Emerges Through Tragedy

BERKELEY, Calif.– When Fred Thompson died suddenly two years ago, Oregon State safety Ryan Murphy lost a teammate, a best friend, and a brother. “Growing up [in Oakland, Calif.], you have to be tough-minded and thick-skinned,” OSU wide receiver Kevin Cummings said, “But I don’t think you can ever be ready for your best friend … Continue reading »

Helping Children Cope with Tragedy

(CNN) — When children are dealing with the emotional aftermath of a tragedy such as the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, the most important thing parents can do is to help them feel safe. If your children are young, turn off the TV. When they see the tragic images, they think the disaster is happening … Continue reading »