Strength in Standing Together: A Mother and Father’s Story

Season 2: Grief in Progress Podcast

The theme of Season Two of the Grief in Progress podcast series is the power of connection to find solidarity, strength, and support in times of loss. Grief can be a challenging and isolating experience for many people, but it can be especially difficult for parents who have lost a son or daughter. “Strength in Standing Together: A Mother and Father’s Story” introduces you to Katrina and Dwayne Murphy, the parents of Firefighter Kendall Murphy, who died in the line of duty in 2017.

Strength in Standing Together: A Mother and Father’s Story

  • After reminiscing on their nearly 35 years of marriage, the Murphys courageously reflect on the day they learned of their son’s death. Their story of unimaginable sorrow is a powerful reminder of the importance of connecting with people to remember that you are not alone.
Katrina recalls Dwayne’s reaction: “We can’t let this tear us apart.” And indeed, they have continued to stand together in the months and years following son Kendall’s death.

Listen to the Murphys’ story on Grief in Progress or your favorite podcast platform.

A new episode featuring NFFF Fire Hero Families will launch on the 15th of each month,
from May through October 2023.

You can also listen to the podcasts from Season One and view the recently enhanced supplemental information for each episode on the Grief in Progress site.