Sunday, January 29, 2017
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
We are excited to have Tami Alvord join us as a support meeting facilitator. She will be facilitating the library meetings held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 7:00-8:30PM.
My name is Tami Alvord and I have been a volunteer with Share since March 2016. I recently had the 10 year anniversary of my son's passing. His name is Conner and he was born on New Year's Day 2005 with a rare genetic disorder that we had no knowledge of until after he was born. He received a liver transplant at 7 weeks old and many other treatments throughout his short life. He passed on December 2006, when he was 23 months old, just a few days before Christmas.
I knew of Share sometime after my loss and I had met some other moms who had gone through losses. It felt really good to meet others who were on the same journey I was, to know that I was not alone in this. I moved out of state and that's when I started to attend support meetings; I finally started to make some progress in coping with my loss and dealing with my grief, I learned how to live this new normal, and even to enjoy things again.
We moved back to Utah and the thought of helping other families who have experienced a loss kept popping in my mind. I looked up Share on Facebook and learned of their mission and the amazing work they do. I signed up to take the volunteer class. I have met wonderful people who have taught me so much. I'm very grateful to be a part of this admirable organization.