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Mary M. McCambridge is a Grief and Bereavement Specialist, Award-Winning Author, Personal Confidante to Bereaved Men, who established Grief Authority, The Mary Mac Show Podcast and the Foundation for Grieving Children, Inc. Mary Mac shares her over 35 years' experience with those who are grieving the death of a loved one. The Mary Mac Show is heard weekly in over 85 countries, ranked in the top 10 Grief and Bereavement Podcasts, and among the top 5% of podcasts globally.

Before her 27th birthday, she would lose two friends to drunk driving deaths, two to inoperable cancers, her grandfather to illness and her 11 year-old stepdaughter to murder, which would remain unsolved for 18 years. Later in life she would survive the near death experience of flying off the back of a motorcycle, a traumatic brain injury and nearly two years to recover her ability to walk again.

She is the author of several books in her field including her signature work “Understanding Your Grieving Heart After a Loved One’s Death” and “How to Help a Grieving Child After a Loved One’s Death,” and her award-winning directories “The National Directory of Bereavement Support Groups and Services” which catalogued support groups around the country long before the internet was born. Nearly twenty years ago, she created The Foundation for Grieving Children, Inc., the first national non-profit public charity to benefit organizations which help bereaved children, teens, young adults and their families regardless of manner of death.

She has appeared in print, television, radio, web and podcast media to spread the word as to how to deal with the death of a significant person in our lives and received several awards for her work. As a nationally known crime victim rights advocate, she lobbied and wrote legislation with New York State legislators for better laws for crime victims and assisted homicide detectives and district attorneys in helping families whose cases were highly sensitive, as well as attending more murder trials to support and guide families than she can remember. She is outspoken on the imbalance of how perpetrators vs. families of homicide victims are treated in society and throughout the criminal justice system as well as the steep jump in crime rates in the United States today. Her numerous awards include New York State Legislative Resolution for her work on behalf of survivors of homicide victims, The Caring Hand Award for her over twenty years work on behalf of grieving children, "Best New Directory, First Edition" from the Directory Publishers Association, and The Frank O’Hara Award, the highest award bestowed on distinguished alumni from her alma mater.

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Death By Fentanyl Podcast Series | Rebekah Brown'S 18 Year-Old Son Cole I &Raquo; Feb0Cw8Crydlxjpqqhhq8Bet Scaled
Death By Fentanyl Podcast Series | Rebekah Brown's 18 year-old son Cole I

#fentanyl #opioids #Grief #death In Episode 221, in Part I, I welcome Rebekah Brown as she shares the death of her son Cole who died of fentanyl poisoning at 18. On the day they were to move from Cali…

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#fentanyl #opioids #Grief #death In Episode 221, in Part I, I welcome Rebekah Brown as she shares the death of her son Cole who died of fentanyl poisoning at 18. On the day they were to move from California to Oklahoma, Cole was found unresponsive. Rebekah tells us her painstaking journey from then until now.She is very active in the Oklahoma Chapter of The Drug Induced Homicide Foundation - https://www.facebook.com/545419215952620 and Families Supporting Families - https://www.facebook.com/1159579930856625 Please also visit the following sites to learn more:Visit The Drug-Induced Homicide…

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Death By Fentanyl Podcast Series | Debbie Howland'S 24 Year-Old Daughter Ava Michelle &Raquo; Ncnaiwl4K3Iwjznrzqidt7O5 Scaled
Death By Fentanyl Podcast Series | Debbie Howland's 24 year-old daughter Ava Michelle

#fentanyl #opioids #Grief #death In Episode 220, Debbie Howland joins me and shares the tragic death of her only child, Ava Michelle, who died of fentanyl poisoning at age 24. Debbie experienced the d…

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#fentanyl #opioids #Grief #death In Episode 220, Debbie Howland joins me and shares the tragic death of her only child, Ava Michelle, who died of fentanyl poisoning at age 24. Debbie experienced the death of her husband when Ava was only two years old and raised her as a widow/single mother.She is very active in the Oklahoma Chapter of The Drug Induced Homicide Foundation - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1159579930856625 and Families Supporting Families - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1159579930856625Please also visit the following national sites to learn more: The Drug-Induced Homicide Fou…

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Death By Fentanyl Podcast Series | Chris Didier'S 17 Year-Old Son Zach Killed By One Pill | Part Ii &Raquo; Tmnlyx4Suc1Lrvopc4 9Rw51 Scaled
Death By Fentanyl Podcast Series | Chris Didier's 17 year-old son Zach killed by one pill | Part II

#fentanyl #fentanylpoisoning #homicide #opioids #Grief #deathIn Episode 219, in Part II, I continue my conversation with Chris Didier of VOID: Victims of Illicit Drugs, as he shares the tragic death o…

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#fentanyl #fentanylpoisoning #homicide #opioids #Grief #deathIn Episode 219, in Part II, I continue my conversation with Chris Didier of VOID: Victims of Illicit Drugs, as he shares the tragic death of his 17 year-old son Zach to one pill of fentanyl.When Zach ordered the pill from a drug dealer online at SnapChat, he had no idea that the percocet, he thought he was getting, was instead filled with fentanyl and indeed killed him with just one pill, one time.Watch the video version here - https://youtu.be/Mu1Yv88tVdIRead our corresponding blog here - https://marymac.info/2024/02/11/the-mary-mac…

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Death By Fentanyl Podcast Series | Chris Didier'S 17 Year-Old Son Zach Killed By One Pill | Part I &Raquo; 0M5Npo3Dlifx F8Sf9Cbqclh Scaled
Death By Fentanyl Podcast Series | Chris Didier's 17 year-old son Zach killed by one pill | Part I

#fentanyl #fentanylpoisoning #homicide #opioids #Grief #deathIn Episode 218, in Part I, I welcome Chris Didier of Stop The Void, as he shares the tragic death of his 17 year-old son Zach to one pill o…

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#fentanyl #fentanylpoisoning #homicide #opioids #Grief #deathIn Episode 218, in Part I, I welcome Chris Didier of Stop The Void, as he shares the tragic death of his 17 year-old son Zach to one pill of fentanyl.When Zach ordered the pill from a drug dealer online at SnapChat, he had no idea that the percocet, he thought he was getting, was instead filled with fentanyl and indeed killed him with just one pill, one time.Watch the video version here - https://youtu.be/BG3lJX6yF9gRead our corresponding blog here - https://marymac.info/2024/02/04/the-mary-mac-show-death-by-fentanyl-podcast-series-c…

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Death By Fentanyl Podcast Series | Rebecca Kiessling'S 2 Sons Killed Same Evening | Part Ii &Raquo; Tk3Bxn4G Kizp7Ybhzuc8Aao Scaled
Death By Fentanyl Podcast Series | Rebecca Kiessling's 2 sons killed same evening | Part II

#fentanyl #opioids #griefIn Episode 217, in Part II, I continue my conversation with Rebecca Kiessling about the fentanyl deaths of her two sons on the same evening on July 29, 2020.Rebecca has endure…

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#fentanyl #opioids #griefIn Episode 217, in Part II, I continue my conversation with Rebecca Kiessling about the fentanyl deaths of her two sons on the same evening on July 29, 2020.Rebecca has endured incredible sorrow, not only from the deaths of Caleb, 20 and Kyler, 18 who both died on the same night from fentanyl, but she also had two miscarriages and the death of a special needs child who died at 33 days old.She is very active in the fentanyl awareness community, attending the Lost Voices of Fentanyl Rally https://www.lvof.org in Washington, DC each year.She is also a pro-life lawyer who …

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