A Journey of Resilience: Matt Logelin To Speak at Community of Giving

September 22, 2021

A Journey of Resilience: Matt Logelin To Speak at Community of Giving
Author Matt Logelin and daughter Maddy with Actors Kevin Hart and Melody Hurd

A Journey of Resilience

On November 30, on Giving Tuesday, JF&CS is proud to present our Community of Giving. This year’s speaker is Matt Logelin, public speaker, blogger and best-selling author of “Two Kisses For Maddy: A Memoir of Loss and Love,” and the inspiration for the popular Netflix film, “Fatherhood.”

Logelin tragically and suddenly lost his beloved wife, Liz, 27 hours after the birth of the couple’s first child. He struggled to raise his baby daughter while still reeling from the loss of his wife. But through the strength of community, of meeting with other bereaved families through his blog, he learned how to get through the pain, and give his daughter the love and care she needed.

Many of us have lost loved ones over the course of the Pandemic. Group therapy can help heal the deepest grief, in sharing feelings that others understand from their own experience.

“Connecting on a human level is so important,” said Logelin

“I thought to myself I am not going to survive this. But knowing there were other people out there who understand what I was going through made all the difference,” he said.

Come hear Logelin’s story of how he overcame loss, and built resilience, and how he stepped up to help others going through trauma and loss, while supporting JF&CS at Community of Giving.

The Community of Giving is JF&CS’ largest fundraiser of the year. It raises money for our annual campaign so that we can continue to support our community and transform lives.