It’s hard to imagine finding a silver lining after suffering the loss of a loved one. Claudette Scheffold tells us that it wasn’t something she was able to see until many years later, as she remembers the huge outpouring of love that she and her family received after they lost her father, Fred Scheffold, FDNY Battalion Chief, on September 11, 2001. She remembers the kindness of loved ones and of complete strangers–many of whom are now close friends–who would have done anything to help her and her family during this tragic time in her life.
We talk about what makes a hero and about the importance of having an outlet. Claudette’s commitment to writing and to running are both critical to her mental health. Claudette shares stories about her memories of her father; about why he was a great parent, and how he lived life to its fullest. We are thrilled to share this conversation and honored that this podcast is yet another way that the memory of FDNY Battalion Chief Fred Scheffold will endure.
Episode Links and Resources:
Claudette’s Medium Page: https://claudettes.medium.com/
Robin Hood Foundation: https://www.robinhood.org/
Can Running Improve Your Mental Health? https://www.runnersworld.com/uk/health/mental-health/a39925963/benefits-of-running-mental-health/
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