Of Grief, Garlic and Gratitude

Presented by United Way of Addison County 


Thursday, March 14 
6:30 pm

United Way of Addison County and Middlebury Union Middle School Principal, Kris Francoeur author of the book “Of Grief, Garlic and Gratitude – Sam’s Love Story” invite you to a special presentation about the process of sharing a very personal and difficult story.
Of Grief, Garlic and Gratitude follows the first thirty months after Sam Francoeur’s death from an accidental opiate (prescription) overdose.

The book follows Kris Francoeur’s journey through grief from the first Facebook posts announcing his death through the next thirty months as she struggled to keep sane in her bottomless grief while trying to support the rest of her family and continue with her professional life.

At times raw and uncomfortable to read, Of Grief, Garlic and Gratitude is a brutally honest first-hand account of the pain of losing a truly special child, and how the conscious practice of expressing gratitude, unconditional acceptance of others, and keeping a very active connection with nature helped bring light and joy back into Kris’s life. Her story helps grieving families feel that hope and joy will return, no matter how devastating and permanent the loss.
While Kris will grieve forever, Of Grief, Garlic and Gratitude shows readers they can find light and joy again—no matter how great the darkness.

This is a FREE Event