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Happy Birthday, Camp Brave Heart!

Hospice Austin’s Camp Brave Heart celebrated its 20th year of helping children by doing what it does best: laying the groundwork for healing by creating a safe and creative place for quiet transformations. Children wrote letters to their deceased loved ones, buried...
Finding a Way Through

Finding a Way Through

How do you get over losing a child? You don’t, according to grief therapist Jan Phillips. “You can get through it, but getting over it is impossible,” she said. Jan speaks from experience. Her 17-year-old son, Ian, was killed in an accident overseas while on a summer...
Using All the Colors in the Crayon Box

Using All the Colors in the Crayon Box

This year will mark our 19th year of Camp Brave Heart, Hospice Austin’s four-day summer camp for children grieving the loss of someone they love.  Over the years we have helped more than 2000 children in our community understand that grief and loss are a common human...
Finding My Way Back

Finding My Way Back

Today is the day that Keaton died in 2001, just before his 4th birthday. November 23rd: it’s a different experience each year. Sometimes it falls on Thanksgiving, as it was that night. The emotional experience varies each year as well. That it has become easier over...