Host Annette Januzzi Wick welcomes Sandi Gaines, writer, facilitator of grief groups, hospice worker and quilter. For over twenty years, Sandi has played an active role in the lives of those grieving and healing.
As young woman, she had a comfortable curiosity with death. Sandi was drawn to the work of facilitating support groups following the death of an uncle, realizing that hospice was the last opportunity “to be there for that person.”
Through wisdom, writing, and props, Sandi shares with listeners stories of children in her groups whose lives she carries with her, and answers the question, “Why are we uncomfortable with grief?”
Her work with Comfort Quilts was derived from these experiences. Sandi began the work “when doing seemed almost useless” and now, not only creates quilts, but assists other in creating their own work.