Counseling in a time of grief

Young woman’s own grief led to a career choice

By Tom Killin Dalglish
Posted 2/27/18

TIVERTON — Sarah Cordeiro, 23, of Tiverton is studying to be a grief counselor — she's two years into a three-year M.S. program at Rhode Island College in clinical mental health counseling.

The inspiration for Ms. Cordeiro's decision to enter into a career of helping others in dealing with their grief was her own experience some ten years ago following the death on June 5, 2008 of her 11-year-old sister Megan — the family called her a 'brave little bumblebee." Megan had died after an 18 -month battle with acute myeloid leukemia, when Ms. Cordeiro was herself just 13.

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