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MIAMI, FL – “It is so wonderful to know there’s a place for caring people in this world.” This is what Connie Goodman-Milone, a highly regarded writer, Miami writing mentor and philanthropist, had to say about receiving a Marquis Who’s Who Humanitarian Award in 2017. It is one of the two she is proudest of in her string of accolades. The other was for Bereavement Volunteer of the Year, from VITAS Healthcare.
Connie has been oft-recognized for her work as a frequent contributor of letters to the editor to the Miami Herald. She also is an award-winning wordsmith who favors Haiku and free verse lyrical poetry, and was published in Poets Corner, Healthy Stories.
But there is another, even more noble side to her; Connie is a credentialed social worker, and a compassionate supported for those who have experienced the pain of loss.
Connie also became a hospice volunteer at the VITAS inpatient unit at North Shore Hospital in Miami. She has since become a cherished volunteer for VITAS Healthcare. In addtiion, she serves as a field partner for Doctors Without Borders, a champion for the American Red Cross and a patron of many non-profit organizations focused on wildlife and human rights.
Connie’s great loves have converged in her most meaningful initiative, an in-development book she is compiling with Jonathan Rose. It is known as The Bereavement Poetry Project and will be a two-volume anthology with a bereavement-themed name.
For more information on Connie’s writing, volunteer work and awards, visit her website www.conniegoodman-milone.com and check out the press or civic sections.