How does grief change who we are?
Imagine you’ve sent your child off on the adventure of a lifetime - living and working in London, travelling Europe, meeting new friends and exploring new places.
Then you receive news that changes everything. The unimaginable has happened, your child is missing, potentially murdered in a terrorist attack.
That nightmare became a reality for Queensland couple Julie and Mark Wallace when their daughter, Sara, was tragically killed in the London terror attacks in 2017
Understandably, this event changed everything for the couple.
But before this tragedy struck, Julie had already been on a life-long journey of personal discovery. From a dysfunctional, violent home life as a young girl, to an intrepid traveller, and an ill-fated marriage to a drug dealer, multiple business ventures, and everything in between, Julie’s resilience and incredible work ethic were already in motion.
In today’s episode, we follow Julie’s life from her childhood in Dandenong, Victoria, to where she is today, with her husband Mark building an incredible support service for those who have suffered trauma, in memory of their daughter.
If you'd like to learn more about their work, visit https://sarzsanctuary.com/ and you can also find Sarz Sanctuary on Instagram and Facebook.
And if this episode has raised concerns for you about your own grief, please consider contacting GriefLine. Additionally, this podcast also involves discussion of domestic violence. If this impacts you in any way, please consider contacting 1800Respect.