The After Loss

Benjamin Scott Allen, Father of Bryan, Presents His Newly Published Book at Bryan's House, 3610 Pipestone Road in Dallas on September 25


Incline Village, NV -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/05/2014 -- On September 25, from 10 am -12 pm, Benjamin Scott Allen is pleased to announce his book launch at Bryan’s House in Dallas, TX. Allen will be sharing his story and signing copies of the book, “Out of The Ashes; Healing in the Afterloss,” a memoir written in remembrance of his wife Lydia, and two sons, Bryan and Matthew, who all lost their lives to HIV/AIDS. Individuals, family, and friends are invited to Bryan’s House, located at 3610 Pipestone Road in Dallas.

His words will help anyone currently dealing with a death, and comfort them in their effort to find peace during their difficult situation. Allen’s book is real and powerful, and he will share his journey, reflect on his story, and answer any questions to help find love and peace within the loss.

Bryan Allen was merely a few months old when his mother, Lydia, found out that the blood she received from a transfusion during the delivery of her older son, Matthew, carried the HIV virus. Lydia, Matthew and Bryan all tested positive for AIDS. In 1985, at 8 months old, Bryan became one of the first children in the Dallas area to die from AIDS. In the subsequent years, Lydia and Matt succumbed to the AIDS virus as well.

“Lydia never lost focus on what the house was there to do and for whom,” reads an excerpt from Out of the Ashes: Healing in the Afterloss. “She wanted to leave something meaningful behind, something that made sense out of the senselessness we faced daily. There was never any doubt that Lydia’s myopic effort of bringing this house into fruition was to ease the path of families like Lynn’s. She didn’t care all that much about leaving behind a name: but she did leave an indelible trace of spirit in a house that still cares for children today.”

Today, Bryan’s House has expanded its services to include all children with a medical condition in need. Benjamin Scott Allen said, “To launch this book at Bryan’s House is very special to me. To see how the vision and hard work of Lydia and Stephanie had has continued to care for children in need means as much to me as sharing our experiences of grief, loss and love through this book.”

Allen’s book is one of the best books on grief and bereavement currently available. He teaches individuals how to live beyond the loss and presents them with a healing space that continues to embrace and validate the journey of coping with loss. To learn more about the event, or to buy the book, please visit The Afterloss website today.

About The Afterloss
Benjamin Scott Allen wrote “Out of The Ashes; Healing in the Afterloss” to help others dealing with a difficult loss learn to live with and beyond the devastation of grief in their Afterloss. Certified by the Grief Recovery Institute, Allen has been working for decades with grieving individuals and groups. He continues to write and deliver personal growth programs from his home in Lake Tahoe, Nevada where he resides with his wife, Rachel.

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