Drunk Driver Kills Father of 7 Children





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Published on Sep 15, 2009

(Grief Support Groups) (Forgiveness) (Healing) ElevatingHope.org presents a short documentary: It was on a Wednesday evening September 23, 1981 that our founder's family car was struck by a drunk driver. Their father, Arnold C. Yoder, died within two hours. It is in honor of his life that together we are building Elevating Hope's "Heal-a-Heart" (Grief Support) (Forgiveness) (Healing) legacy. Mary's life went upside down and inside out until she finally created the proper environment to fully grieve her loss and find (forgiveness) in her heart. She now realizes that on the other side of this story is another human being, a man who simply made a bad choice. The Foundation exists to create avenues for empowering "victims" and "offenders" on their unique journey through (grief support) - (forgiveness) - (healing).

"When you 'Heal-a-Heart' you heal a life. Everyone's (grief) - (forgiveness) - (healing) process is unique. Wherever you are is perfect." Says Mary Elizabeth Yoder, founder and executive director; "(Forgiveness) I swore I would never forgive the man responsible for my father's death. But as I had more life experiences and withdrew from the bank of grace. I had to not only forgive myself for things I wish I had done differently or not at all. Til one day I released my promise to never forgive him. Self forgiveness and the forgiveness of others has been the biggest key to restoring peace in my hear and healing in my life. Within each of us is the capacity to heal and forgive." "Triumphing over tragedy through the power of forgiveness. It is the pathway to freedom and opening to love."

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