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Meet Ted from New Mexico: His Unfathomable Tragedy Became His Fuel to Do Good

Greg Reitman

Ted Wiard lost every member of his immediate family in horrific tragedies. In loss, Ted found hope and opened up a Facility in New Mexico that caters to mourning, loss and recovery. A truly inspiring story.

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  • Jackie Ramirez

    Unbelievable, what an extremely sad story turned inspirational. This is beautiful Greg! I think we do need more of these type of healing centers all around in order to prevent depression, suicides, alcohol/drug abuse and other unhealthy behaviors that are influenced by such tremendous emotional pain. Just like Ted said why can't people go somewhere to say "I'm sad' and get help or support. Would Ted be open to sharing his story on

    • Ted Wiard

      Jackie, Please let me know how I can help and share as I am always wanting to support emotional healing and the inspire hope. Please get a hold of me at www.goldenwillowretreat or Blessings, Ted Wiard

      • Jackie Ramirez

        Hi Ted, great to have you on GOOD! I would love to connect with you and hear more of your work and your inspiring story. Thank you.

        • Ted Wiard

          GOOD! is awesome! Glad to open to this new community. Thank you for letting light shine. I look forward to participating and connecting. Alessandra and Jackie, Thank you.

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    It's beautiful that he took his sadness and saw it as an opportunity to give a space for others to express sadness in a community environment. With all his tragedy, it's inspiring that he didn't give up and was proactive instead.