A Family in Grief: The Final Meeting with Fisher


This is, by far, the most difficult article I’ve written. Of course, the majority of the words are Adriann Anderson’s. In her March 6 entry on her blog, “Fisher’s Journey Up the Mountain,” Adriann spoke directly to her infant son, Fisher, who died unexpectedly on Jan. 14, 2014. Adriann talks about Fisher’s tragic death and the steps she and husband, Ben, have taken to convince hospitals to change procedures that contributed to his death. This article is an adaptation of that entry, and a raw and honest look into the grief process of a Midwestern mother.

A Family in Grief: The Final Meeting with Fisher (Corydon Times-Republican, March 24, 2014)

Fisher Anderson


About jenniferpruiettselby

Jennifer Pruiett-Selby is a woman of contradictions. She joined the military to find peace. Afterwards, she earned a Master’s degree in English from Iowa State University, a place whose focus and funding is science and technology–not liberal arts. She lives a life of anything but intrigue with her husband, poet Jason Selby, and five children in rural Iowa. The winner of SMARTISH PACE'S 2015 Beullah Rose Poetry Prize, her work has found homes with PRAIRIE SCHOONER, SUGAR HOUSE REVIEW, HOBART, H_NGM_N, CALYX, COLUMBIA REVIEW, LUNCH TICKET, EMBER, and her column, "Awkward in the Midwest," appears monthly with EASY STREET MAGAZINE. Her search for peace continues in the form of meditation through writing.

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