If there is one word to describe the overall spirit of our Fire Hero Families during the pandemic, it would be resilience. This is also true of the National Fallen Fighters Foundation’s Family Programs approach to supporting these families.
Generally speaking, life during the pandemic has required finding new ways to cope and move forward—whether for education, work, social interaction, or basic day-to-day tasks. When you are also navigating grief after the loss of a loved one, this type of isolation can be especially challenging. So, when NFFF’s annual Wellness Conference could not happen in person this spring, the NFFF Family Programs team committed to making the event happen anyway—and that’s how Through a New Lens was born.