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Moms Don't Have Time to Grieve with Kelsey Chittick

Surviving the Unthinkable

Season 1, Ep. 4

This episode is a raw, deep, and beautiful conversation from someone who has survived the unthinkable. On Oct. 25, 2019, Max Gleason’s life changed forever. His wife, Vanessa, and their two children, 2-year-old Lucienne and 4-month-old Desmond, were heading up to a family gathering — but they never made it to their family. While driving on Hwy 154, their car was intentionally struck head-on by a man attempting suicide. The driver of the car lived, but Max’s family did not. This episode is gut-wrenching and inspiring. After losing everything, Max went on a journey to understand why or how this could happen, and what life and death means to him. His perspective on his family, how to navigate loss, and what it looks like to start over is inspiring and hopeful.

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