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Oct. 5, 2022

That Thing About Murder, Grief and Hope: Surviving After Tragic Loss


How do you move on after your son is murdered and justice wasn't served? How can you be positive after tragedy? What do you do with your life when you lose a child, at a very young age, and in a tragic way? How do you find purpose again when you are a mother and a wife, but are not sure which direction to go after this tragic loss? Stay tuned we're going to have a conversation with a woman who learned to move forward to provide positivity, support, and hope for others going through their grief journey. She’s going to show you how she can help you if you're going through loss. I'm your host Michael Herst and this is One More Thing Before You Go.

My guest in this episode created, developed, designed, and currently facilitates a virtual grief peer support group. Hope Reger created this in honor of her son Justin, whose life was tragically cut short at the young age of 19. Her journey through this loss opened her heart, learning to use the pain she experienced for a better purpose by creating an environment to provide positivity, inspiration and hope to others. “Grief 2 Hope” is a virtual peer grief support group that allows grievers a safe space to be their authentic self with support of others who understand and know exactly what they are going through.

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Hope Reger

Mom, Nana, wife, Author, creator and founder

Hope Reger lives in Xenia, Ohio with her husband Mike, she has two sons Brian, 32 and Justin, forever 19 and three amazing granddaughters, Haylynn, Addi, and Brilie. Hope's "day job" is a talent coordinator with a major financial institution for the past 26 years. Hope believes her purpose in life was given to her after the traumatic loss of her son to murder. That purpose is to provide positivity, inspiration, and hope to others through her Grief 2 Hope program she created in honor of her son. Grief 2 Hope is a virtual peer grief support group that allows grievers a safe space to be their authentic self with support of others who understand and know exactly what they are going through. One of Hope's quotes she likes to end each session with is " Grief changes your entire world, it can also inspire you to change the world".C