In this podcast episode Chris Duffy interviews Kelly Farley on the topics of grieving fathers.
Kelly Farley was caught up in the rat race of life when he experienced the loss of two babies over an 18-month period. He lost his daughter, Katie, in 2004, and son, Noah, in 2006. Like many men, during these losses and the years that followed, he felt like he was the only dad that had ever experienced such a loss. Kelly spent several years trying to put his life back together. He realized during his journey that society, for the most part, doesn’t feel comfortable with an openly grieving male. That realization inspired him to start the Grieving Dads Project and to write his book Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back. Kelly has a passion for helping people ‘pick up the pieces’ after a profound life event. Kelly commits his time to connecting with and advocating for bereaved parents. He is currently working on the Parental Bereavement Act, a federal bill designed to help provide bereaved parents with unpaid leave from work after the death of a child. Kelly holds a BS in Civil Engineering.
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