When Your Pet Dies

By Sue Buchholz Losing a companion animal, whether it’s a dog, cat, horse, hamster, or any animal,  is a deeply personal experience for each of us. I have often heard people say that the pain can be more intense at times than the loss of a human family member. Then […]

Mourning the Loss of a Pet

By Jody Kerzman Brenda Bergan makes home visits for grief support to families served by Eastgate/Parkway Funeral Service, and she leads support groups for people who are grieving the loss of a loved one. She has made the Eastgate/Parkway motto her own: “Helping Families Heal.” Most of the time, that […]

A Woman Finds her Cape

by Tracie Bettenhausen  | Photography: Photos by Jacy Kelsey Schulz says it happened because she’s different. It’s why the kids bullied her, all the way back to kindergarten. They picked on her because she was skinny. She was pale. Quiet. Short. Kelsey says the bullying started so young because her classmates seemed […]