Sharing Strength Through Her Words With Krysta Miceli
When Author, Krysta Miceli, started her Facebook page, Angels Above Us, as a safe space for her to vent about loss and grief, she never thought it would connect people to her message as much as it has.
After her son, Benjamin, passed away from sudden infant death syndrome in June 2015, Miceli created the page as a way for her to express her emotions without overrunning her personal Facebook profile with quotes about loss.
"Before I knew it, posts started to go viral, and I began to reach more people suffering from loss and grief. I've been told that the words spoken on the page, and the community of like-minded people had helped so many of them along their grief journey," she shares. "From that point, I began pushing it harder, keeping up on posts & even published a book of poems written by fellow authors and grievers, and donated most of the proceeds to cancer & diabetes research in Canada."
While managing that page, Miceli also runs an online Facebook group, allowing members to talk and be honest about their journey with grief.
"Here, members can post stories, photos and videos about their loved ones. It has helped many people in the times they feel like no one will listen," she explains. "I also have a published book of poems that is available on Amazon." (Angels Above Us poems for the grieving heart) Describing herself as different, determined and kind, Miceli shares that what keeps her motivated is knowing that there are people out there that she can help.
"Even just by writing out a short little quote, or just reminding them that they are not alone in their pain," she says. "My children are definitely my main source of willpower."