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Repairing Rainbows: Surviving Unspeakable Tragedy

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Are you dealing with grief after a loss? Join Grief Recovery Specialist, Audrey Pellicano R.N., on Giving Grief a Voice and meet Lynda Fishman, a clinical social worker, inspirational speaker, author of “Repairing Rainbows” and survivor of an unspeakable personal tragedy.

When Lynda was 13 years old, her mother and two sisters were killed in an Air Canada plane crash, bound for Los Angeles. Her mother was 39; her sisters were 8 and 11.

Lynda’s father was 44 years old at the time, and having to bury a wife and two daughters understandably traumatized him. He never recovered, so really, she lost her dad that day too. 

When people meet Lynda, they see a woman who leads a busy, meaningful life. Lynda and her husband Barry have been married for 33 years. They have three grown children and a new grandson. They have both had successful careers; they are heavily involved in charity events. Lynda considers herself ordinary, fortunate and blessed; however, most ordinary people cannot tell tales of tragedy, struggle, strength and triumph in the same way that Lynda can. Much of what Lynda has lived through would have emotionally destroyed an ordinary person.

Lynda is proof that people can survive, and thrive, after tragedy.