Episode 118 Mitchell’s Story – A Father’s Story of Losing His Child to Muscular Dystrophy

Episode 118 Mitchell’s Story – A Father’s Story of Losing his Child to Muscular Dystrophy

Welcome to the Love Your Story podcast. As we gather around the technology campfire and tell our stories, one of the stories we hope we never have to tell is one of losing a child. Of all the fears and tragedies, this one ranks in the top heartbreaks.

Today, my interview with Chris Jones is a discussion about his son Mitchell, who passed away from heart failure in 2013, and the Facebook page titled Mitchell’s Journey that has gained international attention as a place for healing and gaining an understanding of the process of grieving.

Chris Jones lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with his wife, Natalie and 3 living children. Their son, Mitchell Jones had Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a catastrophic muscle wasting disease that is fatal.

Mitchell’s Journey has become a hope for many and his father speaks and shares insights on finding purpose, meaning and joy despite the difficulties we face. He talks about how gratitude is a great healer and how broken things mend. Eventually.

Stay tuned for Mitchell’s story, Chris’s story, and some raw discussion on facing one of the hardest storylines possible.

Vicky Harrison said, “Grief is like the ocean. It comes in waves, ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.”

Tune in to the audio program for Chris’s retelling of his experience with his son’s illness and passing.

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Mother Teresa said, “It’s not about how much we give, it’s how much love we put into giving.”

Call to action: Spend time with the people you love. Really spend that looking-in-the-eye/belly laughing time with them. Don’t waste a moment, you don’t know how many you have.

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About the author, Lori

Lori is the host and producer of the Love Your Story podcast, a podcast dedicated to sharing candid interviews and conversations about living our best life stories on purpose. Lori pulls no punches in capturing interviews that shine a light on how we make it through the hard stuff – stress, anxiety, suicide, eating disorders, rape, the death of children, abuse, divorce and the real stuff we have to deal with. But, she also shares interviews with Olympians and incredible athletes, life coaches, therapists, and people who are changing the world – most often these two categories are one and the same. She has a master’s degree in Folklore--her research focuses on the personal narrative. She is the author of six books and over 100 magazine and newspaper articles, including her latest, L.I.F.E. – Living Intentional and Fearless Every Day. She consults with individuals on a personal and business level in helping them find their stories, reframe the ones that are holding them back, and manage the stories they currently tell themselves in order to create the story they personally want to live.

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