Countdown to Goodbye became my journey after I experienced the death process of my mother. Even at the very end of her life, my mother taught me a powerful lesson through these words..."I feel sad for those I'll leave behind, I don't want them to be in pain." That statement left a profound impact on me. My mother's last gift, to me, a statement that I was soon to understand, was that death isn't about those that die, but those we leave behind. I miss my mother every day, as many people who have experienced a loss do. Therefore, I am determined to provide some form of cushion for my family when I die. I believe I have found a way and I'd like to share that with you.
- Aimee Sanchez-Zadak
Aimee developed Count Down To Goodbye while writing her dissertation on "The Psychosocial Effects of Grief in the Workplace". This inspired her work as an inspirational speaker.
She realized while working on her research, that individuals left behind were in need of something to hold on to after the death of someone they cared about.
Mourning was now a part of their life forever however, their coping skills were a daily challenge.