Soaring Spirits has had such a huge impact on my life. From the very first meeting on Valentine’s Day, exactly 8 weeks after my Erik died, the regional group gave me hope and encouragement. The courage that I have gained over the past 2 years has led to me embracing life and conquering my fears. Fear of loneliness has led to co-leading the regional group. Fear of speaking in public has now changed to performing slam poetry. Fear of heights has now changed to flying to Vegas alone to zip line over Fremont Street. Don’t get me wrong, I still have many fears. But thanks to my wonderful support system I can meet them head on, and 12 stories above the ground.