Becoming a Change Maker After Loss

Episode Summary

Sharon Purdy’s husband, Lee, died of a heart attack in the line of duty. Sharon was at the fire and actually ran the code on her husband. She used her experience with loss to advocate for other survivors and Fire Hero families. As a result of her and others’ efforts, the Hometown Heroes program expanded in 2003 to provide benefits to survivors of public safety officers who suffer fatal heart attacks or strokes in the line of duty.
Grief in Progress
Grief in Progress
Becoming a Change Maker After Loss
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Inside Becoming a Change Maker After Loss Podcast

Grief in Progress
Grief in Progress
Becoming a Change Maker After Loss
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Sharon Purdy’s husband, Lee, died of a heart attack in the line of duty. Sharon was at the fire and actually ran the code on her husband. She used her experience with loss to advocate for other survivors and Fire Hero families. As a result of her and others’ efforts, the Hometown Heroes program expanded in 2003 to provide benefits to survivors of public safety officers who suffer fatal heart attacks or strokes in the line of duty.

One Response

  1. It’s so inspiring to hear Sharon retell her story—her honesty about what she was feeling throughout that time is really generous of her to share. I think her focus on what she could do in the days following her personal tragedy will give others some ideas for when they are ready.

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