I learned about Amanda the Panda many years ago but never dreamed I would need to attend myself. After my sister’s sudden passing my mom encouraged me to attend and I am so thankful.
My biggest surprise was how quickly I became comfortable enough to tell my story to total strangers. My biggest challenge was just accepting that I have this loss that has affected every aspect of my life. This experience will help me to continue in my grief journey as I have now realized it is not a race.
What would I want others to know about Amanda the Panda? That no matter where you are in your grief this place provides a comforting place to let it all out.