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Others who have been there

Marion lost her daughter Mari-Rae, 35, on Flight 77 on 9/11

“…sharing our grief with others who had been there really did make a difference and helped us to heal…Victims families are put in contact with those of us who have gone through the same horrible day of grief and actually mean it when we say, ˜I know how you feel.”

Posted in Our Newsletter, Testimonials

A Tribute to Jason

Sharon lost her boyfriend Jason, 20, in a private plane crash

“On that Wednesday morning in August, Jason's plane and another plane collided in the sky. The passengers of both planes died. At age 20, Jason will never get to enjoy the simple pleasures of life again. He will never get to lie in a hammock on a summer's night and gaze at the stars…”

Posted in Our Newsletter

Surviving the Holidays

Theresa M. Perfetto, LCSW, practices in Northern Virginia

Customarily, holidays are a time of joy, love, and peace. For those who have experienced a significant loss, however, the holidays can be a time of isolation, pain, and loneliness. There is a way to get through it by following some of these basic steps…

Posted in Our Newsletter

Effects of EgyptAir 990

Lynn lost her brother on Swissair 111

“The news of the families traveling to the crash site, expecting to retrieve their loved ones, and then realizing they would not be doing so, created a wrenching feeling. At the same time, I felt helpless in an effort to console them and knew that it was too soon to reach out to them.”

Posted in Our Newsletter


Surviving Sudden Loss: Stories from those who have lived it

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Families We Have Helped:

Below are some of the air disasters that we have responded to:
Private Plane - 9/26/12
Rockingham County, VA
Private Plane - 2/27/11
Abu Dhabi
Private Plane - 12/22/10
Barrington, NY
Private Plane - 7/17/10
South Portland, ME
Air India Express 812 - 5/22/10
Mangalore, India
Afriqiyah Airways 8U771- 5/12/10
Tripoli, Libya
Ethiopian Airlines 409 - 1/25/10
Off of Na'ameh, Lebanon
Air France Flight 447 - 6/1/09
Atlantic Ocean
Turkish Airlines Flight 1951 - 2/25/09
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Continental Flight 3407 - 2/12/09
Clarence Center, NY
US Airways Flight 1549 - 1/15/09
Hudson River, NY
Aeroflot Flight 821 - 9/14/08
Perm, Russia
Spanair JK 5022 - 8/20/08
Madrid, Spain
TAM Airways JJ 3054 - 7/17/07
São Paulo, Brazil
Comair Flight 5191 - 8/27/06
Lexington, KY
Airbus A320-211 - 5/3/06
Off Sochi, Russia
Bellview Airlines - 10/23/05
West Caribbean Airways 708 - 8/16/05
Machiques, Venezuela
Air France Flight 358 - 8/2/05
Ontario, Canada
Kam Air Flight 904 - 2/3/05
Pamir Mountains, Afghanistan
Corporate Airlines 5966 - 10/19/04
Pettis Township, MO
Kish Airlines Flight 1770 - 2/10/04
United Arab Emirates
Georgian Express Flight 126 - 1/17/04
Ontario, Canada
Flash Airlines 604 - 1/3/04

Red Sea

Turkish Airlines 634 - 1/8/03

Diyarbakır Airport, Turkey

US Airways Express/Air Midwest Flight 5481 - 1/8/03

Charlotte, NC

American Flight 587 - 11/12/01

Queens, NY

The events of September 11, 2001

Private Plane - 12/3/00
Milltown, WI
Singapore Airlines 006 - 10/31/00

Chiang Kai-shek Internat'l Airport

Gulf Air Bus A320 - 8/23/00

Persian Gulf, Bahrain

Air France Concorde 4590 - 7/25/00

Gonesse, France

Alaska Airlines 261 - 1/31/00

Pacific Ocean

Egypt Air 990 - 10/31/99

Atlantic Ocean

American Airlines 1420 - 6/1/99

Little Rock, AR

Swissair 111 - 9/2/98

Atlantic Ocean

Private Plane - 8/4/98
Phillips, WI
TWA 800 - 7/17/96

US Air 427 9/8/94

Allegheny County, PA

Long Island, NY

Pan Am 103 - 12/21/88

Lockerbie, Scotland

TWA/United Airlines - Mid-Air Collision- 12/16/1960
Brooklyn & Staten Island, NY
and hundreds of other private, commercial and military air disasters

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