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Following a devastating car accident which resulted in the tragic death of her five year old daughter, Daphne found a new purpose and passion in life and left her career as an adult parole officer. She co-founded a non-profit in memory of her daughter, Lydia’s Love, which provides birthday celebrations to children in need. She blogs at https://grievinggumdrops.com/ , and writes about faith and finding hope amidst grief and loss. She is a member of the Oregon Christian Writers Association and also served for five years on the steering committee of The Compassionate Friends in Salem, Oregon. She has contributed to many books, sharing her experiences on life, loss and finding hope. Daphne is the author of the soon to be released book, Barely Breathing: 10 Secrets to Surviving Loss of Your Child. She is also the co-author of the book Grief Diaries-Will We Survive-an intimate look at marriage and relationships following the death of a child. In her spare time she volunteers with Ellie’s Way, a non-profit organization providing hope and outreach for the bereaved. Currently, she resides eastern, OR, with her husband and four other children.