Noelle lost her friends Katie, Wyatt, 6, and Hannah, 5, in a private plane crash ACCESS helps in ways that others cannot, through safe, deep, unspoken insights that offer help to those brought together under such duress. I want to personally thank all of the ACCESS volunteers who bridge the gaps left in-between from this type of loss.
Claire Barnett lost her daughters, Coriander, 8 & Blake, 6 aboard Alaska Airlines 261
“Another year, another candle, remembering all those who left us far too early – sending love and gratitude for all you do and who you are!”
Monica lost her husband in Tower Two of the World Trade Center on 9/11
“Heidi was able to guide me through her work at ACCESS and gave me hope that I too, could make a difference. I will be forever grateful to ACCESS.”
Julie Yaeger Rudd lost her fiancé in a gas explosion and called ACCESS to mentor those affected by the events of 9/11
There is more comfort in sitting silently in a room with someone who has been where you are than hours of someone else talking to you and trying to comfort you. That is what ACCESS is for air crash survivors. It is built on that very foundation that someone who has been down that road and is further along than you, has so much light to shed.
Sandy Nelson, Southwest Airlines Family Notification Coordinator
“From an airline Emergency Response perspective, ACCESS’ insight is invaluable in helping us to create a program that will ensure that our Employees treat passengers affected by an airline disaster with the appropriate level of respect and care.”
Mayor Rudy Giuliani, from the foreword of ACCESS' book, Surviving Sudden Loss: Stories from those who have lived it
“ACCESS provides a poignant and sadly necessary role in our society, and it is essential that these families speak to each other so they remember a critical fact: that they must survive and continue…”
Stacey lost her father on Pan Am 103. She met Vanessa, who lost her mother on Pan Am 103,through ACCESS.
“It is such a strong unique bond to have to someone who has experienced the same thing you have, someone who really gets what it is like to lose a parent, someone who has the same views as you…”
Richard lost his wife, son, daughter and son-in-law in private plane crash
“I can accomplish more through ACCESS than I could anywhere else. ACCESS is a great organization for understanding individual circumstances and what the grieving process is all about. We are all a work in process. ACCESS is amazing.”
Karen lost her fiancé in Tower One of the World Trade Center on 9/11
“Heidi Snow and ACCESS have remained a cornerstone of support for me. During the most devastating times of our lives, we do not have to struggle to come out of the dark alone, and no one should have to.”
“The presentation gave me a deeper understanding of what family members experience after losing a loved one during an aviation disaster…ACCESS is an excellent resource for us to have.” – NTSB Trainee