Donna and I don't have a written script or dialogue planned and I pray God gives us both wisdom, peace, and uses this interview to help others grieving, and offer tools for friends and family to embrace to help their loved one living in a life-long journey of grief.
Meet My Host ~ Donna Gore
"Donna R. Gore’s experience in crime victim advocacy began with the 1981 murder of her father. Her personal experience through the judicial system inspires her to reach out to others in similar situations through development of support resources, and educating the public through utilization of several media outlets..."
To Read Donna's FULL BIO, CLICK HERE.
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My first interactions with Donna started when I was invited to participate with one of the "Grief Diaries" books. I was honored and shocked by this invitation. While I understand my sister, Heidi Allen, kidnapped on April 3, 1994, is presumed dead based on the evidence, I didn't think of it as "homicide".
I didn't accept right away but took some time to pray about it, talked with my Mom in depth, and talked with my good friend and author, Karen Beaudoin. After much thought, I agreed. I'm glad I did. You can purchase the book through Amazon.com - or click on the book cover or the link above for a direct link.
I don't receive proceeds from the sale of this book. Lynda and Donna are compassionate and diligent women using the "Grief Diaries" as a platform to raise awareness and funds. The funds are used to further their mission and assist others and organizations helping the victims of so many things.
A portion of the proceeds from this particular book, "Surviving Loss by Homicide" goes to support CUE and missing person initiatives. A mission so close to my heart and one of the next diaries soon to release, stay tuned.
Donna's heart is pure and dedicated to helping the victims and others effected. Something many don't realize is that it isn't only the immediate family effected by a tragedy or loss. In truth, all family, friends, and the community have life changing thoughts and behaviors. I'm thankful for Lady Justice's efforts, she does a job (mission) I don't have the strength or call to do.
If you do happen to miss it, the interview should be available to listen to in the archives. I'll keep you posted. Thank you again for your prayers, support, and remembering Heidi!