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A Place of Yes

Introducing “A Place of YES” a podcast about using your grief to create something good. Coming this February, the non-profit Jake’s Help From Heaven will be releasing weekly episodes showcasing the good that has been done in the 13 years since Jake’s death. You’ll meet mothers who know Heather’s grief and her joy. You’ll get to know the children that have been helped by Jake and you’ll meet the people who have helped make all of this joy possible.

Hillary, Esme's Mom

A Place of Yes

  • 110 views
  • about 2 months ago
  • 58:11

In this heartwarming episode of the “A Place of YES” podcast, we delve into the extraordinary story of Esme, a resilient child with medical needs. Her mother, Hillary, shares Esme’s journey and how she has come to learn more about supporting Ezzy’s needs and ensuring that she has an empowering community behind her daughter. Despite facing numerous medical challenges and lacking a formal diagnosis, Esme has defied all odds and achieved incredible milestones. Join us as we explore the power of resilience, the importance of community support, and the limitless potential within every child, regardless of their circumstances. Find Heather and Jake's Help from Heaven: ❤️ Heather's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heathersstraughter/ ❤️ Jake's Help from Heaven: http://jakeshelpfromheaven.org/ ❤️ Jake's Help from Heaven IG: https://www.instagram.com/jakeshelp/ ❤️ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jakeshelpfromheaven ❤️ Our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@APlaceofYesPodcast

Lizzy, Cecily's Mom

A Place of Yes

  • 120 views
  • about 2 months ago
  • 44:18

Grief is a universal feeling that comes with the loss of a loved one, but it can also come from the loss of the life you thought you were going to live. In this episode of A Place of YES, Heather Straughter chats with Lizzy. Lizzy's daughter has special needs like Heather's son Jake did before he passed. Lizzy opens up about her daughter's rare diagnosis, her responses to therapists and other professionals telling her "she 's asking the wrong questions," and the joy that comes with being a parent of a medically fragile child. Find Heather and Jake's Help from Heaven: Heather's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heathersstraughter/ Jake's Help from Heaven: http://jakeshelpfromheaven.org/ Jake's Help from Heaven IG: https://www.instagram.com/jakeshelp/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jakeshelpfromheaven Our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@APlaceofYesPodcast

“Back Again” | Letters to Jakey (Preview)

A Place of Yes

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  • about 2 months ago
  • 02:38

This is Heather’s first letter to Jake in 7 years. She first started writing to him shortly after he died. He was 4-years-old at the time, and his death was unexpected. Heather’s grief consumed her until she was able to channel it. And, in the manic weeks after his death she began a non-profit to help children and families like her’s. Heather’s A Place of Yes interviews and stories will begin releasing on Thursday, February 29th, 2024 – Leap of Kindness Day. For more information go to: www.jakeshelpfromheaven.org. Follow Heather on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heathersstraughter/