In an instant, without   warning, a personal, traumatic loss can bring grief into anyone's life.

 A small number of people who survive the traumatic loss
of a loved one channel the force of their
grief and shock into preventive action - they become "survivor advocates,"  working to save others from having to
a similar loss and trauma.

Promoting communication and 
  organization between survivor advocates 
    and health professionals, whose combined 
experience and expertise are a powerful 
force for change.