Losing a child takes away our world. It catapults us on a journey for which there are seemingly no words. My name is Lisa Kurek. My journey started in June 2014 when my beautiful 23 year old daughter was suddenly gone. Yet, amidst the indescribable pain of an all-consuming grief I find there are words to share. They aren’t mine alone. They are gleaned from the countless other heroes I meet every day who walk a similar path. I write them in the hope that others stumbling through their own grief may find their footing, that others fearing the worst remember to breathe, and to honor every shred of beauty I can hold from the 23 years I had to share with my amazing girl.