Last Friday, This is My Silver Lining lost a dear friend.
Kevin Sousa lost his battle with skin cancer, which had suddenly and aggressively metastasized to his brain. He passed away in his beloved Hermosa Beach, California, with his wife Patti by his side.
Kevin was a kind soul with an unshakeable effervescence for life. By day, he worked as a psychotherapist, counselor, and mentor, taking the hard-fought battles and lessons he learned from his own journey through substance addiction to help others. Kevin served as the Program and Clinical Director for the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation. This non-profit organization is at the forefront of providing those suffering from mental and physical illness, injury, and disabilities with life-changing Ocean Therapy. By night, Kevin delighted crowded audiences as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist in his eponymously named rock n roll band.
When Kathleen and I first spoke to Kevin, we were intrigued to learn more about ocean therapy. Thanks to his generosity of spirit and time, we came away from the conversation, having learned so much more.
We send our deepest condolences to Kevin's wife Patti, his friends and colleagues at the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation, and all those who loved and admired him.
You can find more information on Kevin's legacy and the incredible work of the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation in the show notes and on our website.
We hope you'll have a listen to this replay of TIMSL episode 2 as we remember Kevin. Time is short; stop pining for the perfect wave, and enjoy the wave you're on.
Episode Links and Resources:
Just the Man to See: Beloved musician and therapist Kevin Sousa touched thousands of South Bay lives before passing away last week, Ryan McDonald, Easy Rider, May 31, 2023
Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation
Catalina Classic Paddleboard Race
International Surf Therapy Foundation
Listen: The Perfect Wave (original song by Kevin Sousa)
Read: Blue Mind
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