One of the main benefits of ACCESS is having a non-judgmental third party person you can speak with who has been through this type of loss. No one can tell another how to feel or whether a feeling is right or wrong”ACCESS mentors know this and do not try to control or judge a callers feelings and actions. By mentoring another person through ACCESS, I have gained a new understanding of my own experience even though it has been over twelve years. For those of us whove been through an air tragedy to be able to listen to someone else talk about their experience, is of great benefit. As mentors, we are not going to relieve or eliminate anothers loss or grieving, but we can be the person who says, I am here, I care. and that means an awful lot.
Larry Gustin, Tampa, FL, lost his mother Anne on TWA Flight 800 on 7/17/96