Open To Hope presents “Men In Grief”

Recently, my husband and Tony’s step dad Jeff Castaldo had the opportunity to share his thoughts with Dr. Heidi Horsley and Dr. Gloria Horsley, hosts of The Open To Hope TV program out of New York City.  Jeff sat alongside Glen Lord, Noah’s Dad, President of The Compassionate Friends and owner of The Grief Toolbox […]

Tears For Thanksgiving

I woke this morning with tears flowing from my eyes. Thanksgiving is just 5 days away. This heaviness fills my heart as I struggle to remain grateful for all the blessings in my life. I am blessed. I have a loving husband, two amazing, surviving sons, family, friends, love, hope, peace and so much more.   […]

Candle Lighting 2015

The Tony Brown Foundation is holding its 7th annual candle lighting, “The Light of Love Shines On” in conjunction with The Compassionate Friends. The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor the memories of the sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and grandchildren who […]

Winner of The Darcie Sims TCF Memorial Scholarship Announced!

We are pleased to announce this years winner of the 2015 Darcie Sims TCF Memorial Scholarship. Traci Mulligan tells her touching story below. She is a member in good standing of the Savannah Compassionate Friends Chapter. On November 21, 2013; her life was changed forever. Her three sons, Garrett, Wesley and Eli, were killed in […]

Anthony’s Room~A Film About Sibling Loss

In August of 2007, Tony packed up his car and headed off to Orlando, Florida, where he would pursue an education in film at Full Sail University.   This decision was not made lightly.  Tony had attended Hartford University right out of High School in 2003.  As many parents know all too well, the best […]

Helping Raise Awareness

There has been much controversy over the latest facebook challenge.  What you are suppose to do is dump a bucket of ice cold water over your head and then challenge three other of your friends to do this to raise awareness for ALS (Lou Gehrigs Disease).  In the past two weeks, donations are up $3 […]

Life After Loss-Workshops, Presenters and More!

Our symposium is going to be a beautiful weekend of healing, hope and help!  We have over 25 workshops, sharing sessions, holistic healing events and much more offered throughout the weekend, Special sharing sessions, meditation and a wonderful keynote with Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley of “Grief Relif TV” and “Open To Hope Radio“,  a […]

How to Rediscover Yourself After the Death of a Child

This past weekend I had the honor of presenting a workshop at the 37th Compassionate Friends Conference which was held in Chicago.  This was my first experience presenting at the conference.  Fate thought that it would be best to present on Tony’s 5 year anniversary.  I must admit, I woke up wondering how I would […]

Heading to Hope and Healing!

Tonight I am getting ready.  Getting ready to head out to my 4th Compassionate Friends Conference.  Each year that I have attended, the experience has been more than I could hope for!  Each year has been a unique experience.  It has wrapped me in every emotion that the phase of my journey encompassed. My first […]


Imagine if you will………… a perfect day spent with your family doing all the things you love.  Laughing, sharing meals, playing games, spending time together, and all the ‘“normal” things done as a family that are taken for granted. Now, imagine waking up to your child (or loved one) having a seizure, being rushed to […]