This article by Pam Kragen appeared in the April 13, 2016 edition of the San Diego Union Tribune.  We were amazed by Pam’s abilities to condense and convey so much information, so clearly.   We were also grateful by her focus on our special fraternity of fathers who have lost children.   I’m pleased to report that, because of Pam’s article, we have already jumped another dad into our band of brothers.

Thank you, Pam Kragen!   You wrote something beautiful.

Dad’s Mission: Help Other Parents Through Loss


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Write Me Something Beautiful Authors - Casey and Jimmy Gauntt

Casey Gauntt

is a retired attorney and former senior executive of a major San Diego real estate company. He lives in Solana Beach, California, with his wife, Hilary. Casey grew up in Itasca, Illinois, graduated Lake Park High School in 1968, and received B.S., JD and MBA degrees from the University of Southern California.

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Jimmy Gauntt

was born and raised in Solana Beach and graduated from Torrey Pines High School in 2002.   A prestigious Trustee Scholar at the University of Southern California, he majored in English and Spanish. He authored six plays, five screenplays, and a multitude of poems and short stories. Beginning in 2010, the USC English Department annually bestows the Jimmy Gauntt Memorial Award—aka “The Jimmy”—to the top graduates in English.  Jimmy passed over to the other side in 2008 at age 24.

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