Lou Magrone: Speaker, Philanthropist and Founder of Walk in Sunshine Charity
Lou Magrone’s wife Francine gave birth to a beautiful baby boy named Joseph Louis on January 6, 2017. But sadly, every parent’s nightmare was now their reality: their son was stillborn and he was laid to rest a week later. This tragedy inspired Lou to create Walk in Sunshine Charity, whose mission is to provide assistance to families in the New Jersey area who have lost a young child, and additionally, it provides online resources for families all around the world.
IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL HEAR ABOUT THINGS LIKE:
The emotional roller coaster Lou and his wife Francine experienced while Francine delivered their stillborn son, and how it eventually led them to joy.
Why stillbirths are so hush hush and understudied.
The touching story about a father whose teenage daughter committed suicide and the impact Walk in Sunshine Charity had on his life.
Important questions and scenarios Walk In Sunshine Charity helps grieving people to address.
SOME QUESTIONS IRENE ASKS LOU:
What should a parent do to prepare for services and a final resting place for a deceased child?
What is the dad’s view of loss and grief and coping?
What coping mechanisms do you personally employ when a difficult situation comes your way?
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Irene Weinberg, the creator, and host of the podcast Grief and Rebirth: Finding the Joy in Life and has a large following stemming from her experiences in both spiritual and healing genres. She created Grief and Rebirth to illumine the amazing insights and wisdom gleaned from speaking with grief and trauma specialists, gifted mediums who bring us comfort and validation when they communicate with our deceased loved ones, talented healers who help heal our myriad issues in countless ways and incredible people who have learned how to thrive in spite of daunting challenges, inspiring each of us to also be all that we can be. Some of her guests have included Internationally famous mediums Thomas John, Suzane Northrop, and Lee VanZyl, Broadway singer, actor, writer Frankie Keane, Energy Healer Judy Becker, Past Life Expert Nancy Canning, and many more.
Irene is also the author of the 5-star reviewed book They Serve Bagels In Heaven, a compelling, spiritual love story that begins with the profound spiritual awakening Irene experienced when her husband Saul died next to her in a tragic car accident. Irene is a highly sought-after public speaker whose spirited lectures have inspired and motivated audiences at conferences and spiritual get-togethers, as well as bookstores nationwide.