Takotsubo Syndrome: The Physical Impact of Losing a Child

The emotional stress of losing a child can quickly overcome any parent. But, did you know there's scientific proof that it can have a profound physical impact on parents as well? Moms not only can experience a broken heart, but their arms can literally ache if they're not able to hold and comfort their child, regardless of their age when their child passes away. Today, you'll hear from a mom who experienced this firsthand, and now she's helping parents all over the country.

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therapeutic bears help comfort grieving parents

Marcella Johnson invented the world’s very first weighted therapeutic teddy bear after the death of her son, George Gabriel Johnson, on April 11, 1999. When she first began she made each teddy bear by hand and personally delivered them to every hospital in her hometown of San Diego, CA. The Comfort Cub is now in top hospitals across the USA and is used on every continent to help alleviate grief. Listen to this episode to learn more about Marcella and how you too can help families experiencing grief.

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