Story Topic: Bereavement

Elizabeth Turner (England)

Photography by Brian Moody On Sept 11th 2001 Elizabeth Turner’s husband, Simon Turner, was at a breakfast meeting at the World Trade Centre in New York when the twin towers were attacked. Pregnant with their first child, Elizabeth’s life was catapulted into a new direction.  She has since written The Blue Skies of Autumn –… more

Margaret Foxley (England)

Photography by Brian Moody In November 2008, Margaret Foxley interrupted a burglary in her own home.  As she came through the backdoor, the burglar left through the front.  He had taken a laptop full of family photos and jewellery commemorating her daughter’s 18th birthday. Eight months later her daughter was killed in a car accident.… more

Kathleen Key (England)

Photography by Brian Moody Kathleen Key had been with her husband and father of her four children for 28 years when he was killed in a road accident. The man responsible for his death was immediately arrested and later found guilty of dangerous driving. Kathleen asked for a restorative justice meeting with the offender, and… more

Bassam Aramin (Palestine)

Photography by Dubi Roman Bassam Aramin became involved in the Palestinian struggle as a boy growing up in the ancient city of Hebron. At 17, he was caught planning an attack on Israeli troops and spent the next seven years in prison. In 2005, he co-founded Combatants for Peace (www.combatantsforpeace.org), an organisation of former Israeli… more

Natalia Aggiano (England)

Photography by Brian Moody In 1997, after 30 years of bullying and abuse, Natalia Aggiano’s mother was brutally murdered by her father at his home in Scunthorpe, England. Her father later died of cancer in prison. Natalia has written a book with Vanessa Howard on her experience, ‘Unconditional Love’ (2008). My dad was brought up as a… more

Terry Caffey (USA)

On the night of March 1st, 2008, in a quiet, rural Texan community, Terry Caffey’s wife, Penny, and their two young sons, Bubba and Tyler, were brutally murdered by their 16-year-old daughter’s boyfriend, Charlie Wilkinson, and his friend Charles Waid. Terry and his daughter Erin were the only members of the family to survive, but… more

Barry & Margaret Mizen (England)

Photo by Luke Pajak 16-year-old Jimmy Mizen was murdered in May 2008 when he and his older brother went into a bakery near their home in Lee, south east London. While inside, Jake – who had been cautioned by police several years earlier for harassing Jimmy’s older sibling – brushed past the brothers. A scuffle… more

Mary Foley (England)

Photography by Brian Moody In 2005 Mary Foley’s 15-year-old daughter, Charlotte, was murdered during a birthday party in East London. In February 2006, 18-year-old Beatriz Martins-Paes was jailed for life for the unprovoked attack. A year later, Mary received a letter from Beatriz. It was in the early hours of Sunday morning that the police… more

Rebecca DeMauro (USA)

Photography by Johnny Rozsa In 1999 Rebecca DeMauro’s 12-year-old daughter, Andria, was murdered in Arkansas. Devastated and broken by the event, it was only when she chanced to watch the trial of the Green River Killer on TV that her feelings of loathing and vengeance shifted. On 15th May 1999, my life changed forever when… more

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