Wrestling With Loss

Wrestling With Loss

When Fallon and Michael Arcand were growing up, they looked forward to spending summers with their father in Florida. Their dad was larger than life and they loved being around him. Known to his fans as Mike Marcello, the handsome pro-wrestler might not have been there for the day to day activities of his son and daughter, but the time they had together was precious.

Looking back, Fallon explains…

“Our relationship wasn’t constant, and we didn’t spend every single summer together, but I wouldn’t let anyone say anything bad about him. He was my dad!”

One year after spending two wonderful months with their dad, Fallon and Michael said their goodbyes and headed home. Everything felt fine and normal when they left – and the children had no idea they were seeing their father for the last time.

Five days later they received the news that he had taken his life. Fallon was devastated.

As the years passed, Fallon looked for signs that her father was with her. She often found herself talking to him and asking his advice. She desperately wanted to feel his presence in her life, but there was so much uncertainty and pain associated with his passing.

Looking for Answers

Hoping to learn more about her father’s death, Fallon and a friend bought tickets to a live event with psychic medium, Matt Fraser. After a short introduction, Matt went into the audience and did a few readings. It wasn’t long before he was standing at the row where Fallon and her friend were sitting. Matt looked straight at the two women,  focusing his attention on Fallon’s friend.

“Pass the mic down, your dads coming through.”

But suddenly he stopped. “Pass the mic to her” he said, looking at Fallon. “He said your dad has to talk to you first.”

Fallon wasn’t surprised, “That’s how my dad was, he was very persuasive, and I could see him making sure he went first.”

After Fallon had the microphone, Matt said, “Your dad wants to show you he’s pushing all the drugs and alcohol aside.”

Fallon’s father had struggled with addiction.

Matt went on, “Did you just leave a big family?”

“Yes!” Fallon had recently moved out of the two-family house where her grandparents and other family members resided. It had been a difficult choice to leave the comfort of her family and go out on her own. She remembered asking her father for advice, seeking his support for her decision.

“He’s so proud of you. He says you both had a hard time growing up, and he chose to deal with it through drugs and alcohol. You respects your decision to take a different path and choose to better yourself.”

Matt told Fallon that her father knew she had just bought a house…

And bought a truck.

She had recently done both!

But Fallon was stunned when the young medium said, “Did you think about getting a personalized license plate? I see J-J, Wait, JMA!”

Fallon had wanted to get a customized license plate with her son’s initials, JMA, but she hadn’t mentioned it to anyone.

When Matt shared such exact details from her father, Fallon knew her dad was with her.

“I always sensed he was there, but Matt reassured me. He told me he’s always with you and he’s so proud of how you’ve done in life.

After her reading, Fallon felt so connected with her father, and she could see that the medium could feel it too. At the end, when Matt was signing books, he asked Fallon to share her story.

A Sense of Healing

It’s just been a few days since the reading, and Fallon feels lighter and happier in the knowledge that her dad is watching over her and liking what he sees.

“It’s also nice to hear that he owned his issues with drugs and alcohol and was asking for forgiveness.”

Now Fallon is able to give her father the final forgiveness – knowing that he is happy with the way she’s living her life.”

Fallon’s friend eventually got her reading too! Her dad came through, and then her mom. Both girls were thrilled with their experience.

Fallon is so happy she went to see Matt Fraser’s event. “You can’t even make that up. The talent to give someone the fulfillment and healing that they have been looking for – it’s an amazing gift. Just hearing what he said makes me able to go on. I want to thank Matt for giving me that reading and letting me know that I am doing right by my family. It was a very special moment for me.”

The School Locker

The School Locker

            John & Amber with a Tattoo in memory of Jenna

When John Pomeroy lost his only child just days after her 16th birthday, he started looking for answers. He’d always been interested in modern-day spiritual teachings, but his daughter’s passing took his search for meaning to the next level. One day, while watching Wayne Dyer on YouTube, another video on the sidebar caught John’s eye – an interview with Psychic Medium, Matt Fraser. After watching Matt’s interview, John checked out the Matt Fraser website. He saw that Matt would be appearing live in his area later that year. John and his wife Amber decided to get tickets to the event.

The couple had been mourning the tragic loss of their daughter, Jenna. Jenna had recently told her parents that she identified as a boy and was working through the challenges of being a transgender teen. She was seeing

a counselor at school, and her parents had
recently taken her to a doctor, who prescribed medication for anxiety.

One morning John and Amber were sleeping, having each worked a night shift, when they heard a loud banging on the front door.  Jenna walked to school with a friend every day, but that morning she wasn’t downstairs waiting for her classmate. Amber and John went to Jenna’s room to wake her up. Her door was locked, and there was no sound or movement coming from inside the room.  Worried, John kicked the door open and found Jenna hanging from the closet. Jenna took her own life on November 15, 2018 ten days after her 16th birthday.

Living with loss.

Looking back, the devastated parents wondered what they could have done differently. Like most teens, Jenna didn’t share everything with her parents. While they had been supportive and taken steps to help Jenna with her depression and anxiety,  John and Amber hadn’t realized how desperate the situation was. Most of the time Jenna had acted like the same happy, loving kid she had always been.

After Jenna died her parents had her body cremated. Wanting to keep a part of her close, they had special necklaces made with her ashes, contained within an infinity sign to represent their eternal love.

Jenna’s Locker Decorated In Her Memory at School

Nearly a year later, as the couple prepared to drive to Matt Fraser’s event, something told Amber to go back and get the necklaces. She ran upstairs and got them, and she and her husband put them on and tucked them under their shirts.

Arriving at the event, John and Amber got in line. At one point the line shifted and they lost their place, but John was calm. Something told him that it wouldn’t matter where they sat. He felt confident that Jenna would find them.

Shortly after the couple took their seats, Matt Fraser hopped on stage and introduced himself, then went into the audience and did a couple of readings.

Finally, Matt walked over to John and Amber’s row. He had everyone stand up, as he looked down the row.

“I feel like this was a tragedy’”

“It’s my head, I can’t breathe.

John spoke up. “Our daughter hung herself.”

Matt looked at John and Amber “ She’s telling me you have necklaces”

The necklaces were still tucked inside their shirts. John and Amber pulled their necklaces out and started crying.

“She’s telling me that one of you got a tattoo”

A week before, Amber had gotten a tattoo that said always on my mind forever in my heart.

“She’s telling me about her friends and a school locker that was kept after she died.”

Amber explained the Jenna’s school had kept her locker empty for her senior year in honor of her, and that her friends decorated it with pictures of Jenna.

“I see that you have put her picture up everywhere.”

Yes! The couple had been putting flyers up all over the neighborhood to invite people to Jenna’s one-year memorial in the park. They were installing a bench in Jenna’s memory.

Matt looked at the couple. “She says her parents were hurt the most and she mentioned her counselor, Kristen. I know there’s a lot here to absorb. She says I have to treat you like glass because you’re fragile.”

The medium went on, “She felt that no one accepted what she was doing. She couldn’t sleep. She realizes that it could have been different, and she could have come you.  She said that she knows that you would have gotten to the bottom of it.”

That hit home for John and Amber. As involve, supportive parents, they had prided themselves on being able to help their daughter with any problem she brought to them.

Matt said, “She is with a dog, the name sounds like Teddy.”

John and Amber weren’t sure about that – Teddy? they had a dog named Duke.

“Wait, could the dog’s name be Betty?” Jenna’s grandparents had a dog named Betty – the girl and the dog had grown up together.

Everyone in the room was moved by the reading. Matt asked the couple to see him before they left so he could give them a book.

“One more thing, she wants to let her father know that when he talks to her in the car she’s always listening – you went on a vacation somewhere – she’s bringing up Florida. She felt the most comfortable when you were together on vacation.”

The family had gone on a cruise to Florida and the Bahamas together before Jenna’s death.

“She loves what you’re doing with the bench, and she loves the locker, but she really wants the two of you to go on another cruise in her memory.”

After the event, Matt gave the couple a signed book. John and Amber were thrilled that Jenna had come through. John said, “I’ve heard that you usually have to wait a year before a soul comes through. It had been a little under a year after Jenna’s death when Matt delivered her message.  She was ready! She’s such a chatterbox, and he was able to read her so well. Everything Matt said was right on – like one lightning bolt after another – boom, boom, boom!”

A couple at a crossroads.

Necklaces Kept In Memory

John explained that he and Amber had a choice to make after they lost Jenna. John explained, “We drank for years but we had stopped together. We were both ten months sober when Jenna took her life.” They had put down the alcohol and embraced spirituality. But when Jenna died it was too much. The couple got a hotel room and drank for three days – but after they checked out,  they pulled themselves together and went to an AA meeting. There, they realized that the best way they could honor Jenna was with their sobriety.

Now the couple shares their story to help others. They put up a go fund me page and are starting a nonprofit to help people dealing with grief and addiction.

With as much as they’ve been through, their friends still consider John and Amber happy people. After Matt brought Jenna through to them, they feel her presence all time – they see clocks saying 111 and 333 and see signs in the form of butterflies everywhere – they know that she is with them.

 

Not everyone believes John and Amber’s story, but John subscribes to the mantra, Believe receive – doubt go without.

He believes that we all have a choice, “You can choose to be happy and you can choose to be miserable. Our lives are full of magic. We have our bad days, but we turn to god and get through them.

John shared these final words with us. “I was trying to live my life well before – but hearing what Matt had to share made it so much easier. We knew a part of  Jenna was still here, but now it’s like we have it in writing.”

I ran into a guidance counselor from the high school the other day. He said, “This must be a hard time for you.”

“Well, no, I just talked to Jenna the other day.”

I know that she’s always with us.

On November 15th , the couple will gather with friends, classmates, and family for the unveiling of Jenna’s memorial bench at the park. There will be a candlelight vigil, and John and Amber will release paper lanterns to float across the veil, to their beloved daughter on the other side.

You can learn more, and help fund their John and Amber’s work CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Message for a Medium

A Message for a Medium

When she was young, Gina Delaney heard voices.

Her mother, convinced there was something wrong with her daughter, brought her to doctors and psychiatrists. Gina wasn’t sure what was going on, but the voices were relentless – repeating over and over in her head like a broken record.

As Gina got older, the voices continued. There were times when she couldn’t sleep and eat. “The voices drowned out everything, I didn’t have my own thoughts anymore” Gina explained. Over time, Gina realized that she had a connection to souls who had passed over, and that she could get relief from the voices by delivering their messages.

Who collects frogs?

Once, Gina kept getting a message about frogs. “Who do we know that collects frogs?” She asked everyone she could think of. No one could come up with a frog lover who had passed.

Then, out of the blue, a neighbor called and asked Gina if she wanted to come over for coffee. As the two women chatted, Gina was suddenly struck by a thought. “Who collected frogs?” she asked her neighbor. The woman answered instantly, “My Grandmother.”

The woman brought Gina her grandmothers music box. As soon as Gina touched the box, it  started to play. Her neighbor was shocked, “That thing hasn’t made a sound in years.”

As the music played, the floodgates opened for Gina, and she brought through messages from Grandma, and other people in the neighbor’s family.

Her neighbor didn’t know what to think – but an hour after Gina left, she called.  The woman had checked with her mother and everything Gina had shared made sense. “And guess what? Today is my grandmothers’ birthday!”

Gina gave in, “At that point, I realized that I had to accept these messages.”

Grandma comes through.

Fast forward several years, and Gina accompanied her sister and brother-in-law to see a medium named Matt Fraser. “They were trying to connect with his mother, and I went along to support them. I thought there was a good chance she’d come through, because I had my own experience with her.”

Gina thought back to a conversation she had with the elderly woman. “She had decided to stop her chemo and she told me she was done. She was a bit of a skeptic but even though she didn’t believe in mediums and she said she would come through to me.”

Her exact words were, “I don’t believe in that crap,  but if it’s real I’ll come back to talk to you.”

About a month after the woman had passed away, Gina got her message loud and clear.  The grandmother was worried about how her grandchildren were coping with her death. “One has an upset stomach, and one isn’t sleeping in his bedroom. The little one, Jewel, is talking to me.”

Gina called up her sister and asked, “What’s going on with the boys?” It turned out that the message Gina had received was correct and that she was hearing messages on her own.

Meeting Matt Fraser.

When Gina, her sister, and her sister’s husband arrived at Matt Fraser’s live event, Gina hoped the couple would receive the message they were seeking. Gina didn’t expect to get her own message. But suddenly the medium, wearing a sport coat and a big smile, was standing in front of her and starting to make a connection.

“I have a father figure who wants to talk to you.”

Gina shook her head. “Nope – I just saw my father last week.”

Matt went on, “He taught you how to build houses and fix cars.”

That made sense, “Oh, that was my grandfather!”

Matt said,  “You all have something from him, all the grandkids, something small and round.”

Gina’s thought back – her grandfather had passed in 2006, and the reading was in 2018. He died in his 80s of a heart-attack, and when the paramedics removed his pink shirt the buttons popped off. Each of the grandchildren took a button to remember him by.

Gina was still a little skeptical asked, “It that’s really my grandfather, what’s his name?”

Matt looked up, “Lou – Luke?”

“WOW! Yes, Luke was his name.”

Gina was floored by Matt’s accuracy and that we was able to tell hear his name.

“He is telling me he taught you to box?”

Gina’s grandfather had taught her to be a strong, capable female. She remembered when she was little, he would play box with her – having her hit his hands.

“Your grandfather wants you to know he’s proud of you!”

Gina was touched. “I didn’t have a great upbringing and wasn’t a great teenager – it meant a lot to hear that he was proud of me.”

Gina’s sister and her husband didn’t get the reading they were looking for at that event. Gina is convinced that they are pushing too hard for the woman to come through, and blocking the message.

But Gina was delighted to have heard from her grandfather, and watching the medium in action made her more accepting of her own gifts.  “I like that Matts events are a personal experience. Matt goes row by row, talking to people, making everyone feel comfortable.”

“Having my grandfather come through made me open up even more to my own abilities. Plus, since he came through to Matt Fraser, I feel him around me all the time.”

Her grandfather always wore a white tee shirt, and now, whenever Gina wears a white tee shirt she smells his cologne.

Not only that, lately she sees the car that he drove – a blue on blue El Camino – everywhere . The same year and the same exact color scheme. Gina knows that’s her grandpa reaching out to her.

Gina told us, “Once my grandfather came thorough, I felt a little more comfortable with my own gift. I’ve gotten more relaxed about it, and I feel like I have more control of the voices.  I think it’s because I’m not trying to shut the messages out. I know how much I loved hearing from my Grandfather, and I want to give others that same happiness and comfort.

 

Two Deaths, Two Healings

Two Deaths, Two Healings

When Stephanie Guardino set off for a few hours of shopping, she never expected the day to end in tragedy. It had started innocently enough, as Stephanie said goodbye to one-year-old Angelina, leaving her in the care of her father, Matt.

Matt adored Angelina, he called her his “little bean,” and often slept on the couch close to her room, waking up and checking on the baby throughout the night. In fact, his vigilance concerned Stephanie – it seemed like the responsibilities of supporting their little family of three weighed upon Matt. Stephanie knew he wasn’t sleeping well, and that he often worried about his job. She even encouraged Matt to see a counselor to help him manage his stress.

When Stephanie returned home that day, it had started to snow heavily. As soon as she opened the door she knew something was wrong. The doting father who she had trusted to watch Angelina was drunk – very drunk.

“The mama bear came out in me, and I said some terrible things to him!” explained Stephanie. “How dare you get drunk while you’re watching Angelina – anything could have happened!”

Matt looked at her. “Well you won’t have to worry about that anymore.”

He walked out of the house.

There was a bad storm that night, and after a few minutes Stephanie wondered where Matt had gone. She hadn’t heard the car start up.

She braved the snow and went out to look in the car. Matt wasn’t there. There was a gym in the apartment complex. “Maybe he went there.” Before looking in the gym, she headed inside the apartment to check on Angelina.

In that moment, Stephanie had a chilling vision. Her mind thought the worst, she saw Matt dead & she imagined the police coming to the door.

Suddenly, she heard the very real sound of an ambulance roaring down the street, and shortly after, a knock. Stephanie knew that her vision had become a reality, and something terrible had happened.

She opened the door and saw two policemen. “He did it, didn’t he?” She dropped to her knees.

Matt had hung himself from the rafters of the gym.

The police waited with Stephanie until her father could get there.

Struggling with Guilt and Loss.

After Matt’s death, Stephanie was devastated. She struggled with the idea of Angelina growing up without her father. She desperately wished she could go back and pay attention to the signs. She found her husband’s journals and read his words, as he urged himself to carry on for Stephanie and Angelina.

Trying to make sense of what had happened, Stephanie visited a local psychic medium, but it just didn’t feel real.

Stephanie felt alone, as if no one understood what she was going through.

“How can anyone understand my guilt and confusion and sadness unless they had gone through the same experience themselves.”

Time passed, then, through mutual friends, she met John.

John’s father had taken his own life. The two could relate to each other because they had both lost their best friends. Their relationship brought Stephanie comfort, but she still struggled with guilt and loss over Matt’s death.

One day Stephanie and John were online when an ad popped up for a psychic medium named Matt Fraser. He was holding a live mediumship event nearby. On impulse, the two decided to go and see him together.

Healing two hearts.

The couple headed to the event feeling positive. Stephanie was clutching a picture of Matt.

John got a reading first. It was extremely powerful.

Matt Fraser told him that his father was there and talked about his uncle making a memorial bench for his cousin, who had also passed. John had just been in a conversation with his family about that very thing! John felt the presence of his father for the first time in years as Matt told him that his father was safe in Heaven – and that he was up there with his own parents, .

Matt Fraser left the aisle, and in her head, Stephanie shouted out to her late husband.

The medium had moved across the room and started another reading, when suddenly he stopped.

“Hold on, I have to go back there.”

Matt came over to Stephanie, and she started crying. She knew that her husband had heard her calling out to him.

Matt said, “I have someone telling me that they are your husband, and they took their own life.”

“He wants me to give you a hug from him.” Matt Fraser gave Stephanie a hug from her husband in Heaven.

“He’s telling me that he was having anxiety and panic attacks and was hiding his drinking from you. He just wanted the pain to stop. He was dealing with so much pain from losing his Dad and the things that had happened with his family.”

Matt went on, bringing through more words of healing for Stephanie.

“He wants you to know it wasn’t anything you did. He loved you so much and you brought him so much joy. He said he’s sorry for leaving you with all this pain. When he left this earth, he left his pain behind, but it was still with you. He sees that you think of him all the time and that you can’t move forward. He’s sorry that his family blamed you for his passing. He’s sorry you didn’t have support while you were grieving his death.”

Matt Fraser asked, “Did you think you were pregnant after the death?” I said, “I took a pregnancy test, but It was negative.”

His next words answered some questions that Stephanie had been struggling with.

“He told me that he saw that Matt was self-medicating with pills before he died. I would not have guessed that for a million years! He was mixing alcohol with pills. It made perfect sense to me. That explained his dramatic change in behavior.”

Matt shared that her husband was happy about her relationship with John.

“He wants you to move forward with my life and to start a family with John. He said “He sees that John is a good man. You have his blessing.”

“One more thing, I can see that you and Johnny will have a baby – a boy! I see that in your future.”

Stephanie and John left the event on cloud nine. So many unanswered questions had been answered. For the first time, Stephanie felt like she had permission to move on.

Later, Stephanie explained,

“The information Matt Fraser brought through was incredibly accurate and has put me at such ease to move forward with my life. It means so much, knowing he doesn’t blame me and that he loves me. I will always miss him and feel sad sometimes because he was such a huge part of my life, but I feel unstuck. I know that he is okay, and that he’s in heaven. There’s a lot of fear that if you take your own life, you’ll go to hell. But after the reading I was comfortable that he was in a good place.”

Reaching out from Heaven.

Stephanie had always had a intuitive connection with the other side. One day, before her reading with Matt Fraser, she saw her late husband on the side of the road – he suddenly sprinted toward her car and disappeared.

Because of her connection, she was confident that he would come through to her again.

“I haven’t seen him since, but I feel him. I’ve sensed him behind me. There are little things that make me feel him. He knows how much Angelina means to me, and I feel that she has a guardian angel watching over her.”

With unfinished business resolved and feeling the approval of their loved ones in Heaven, Stephanie and John are moving to New Hampshire, excited to start their new life together. They feel comfortable in the knowledge that both Matt and John’s father are safe and happy.

Recently, they set off paper lanterns – they wrote messages on them and released them into the air.

Angelina wrote a message and sent it soaring into the sky.

Stephanie is grateful that Angelina is happy and she and John want to say Thank You to Matt Fraser for bringing their loved ones closer.

The Cat in the Suitcase

The Cat in the Suitcase

Newlyweds Bruce and Jeannie had finally finished packing and were loading their bags in the car. Their cat, seeing the front door ajar, seized the opportunity to make a break for it. As he darted outside and across the street the unlucky feline was struck by a car. Having used up his nine lives, he sadly took his last breath.

Horrified, Bruce and Jeannie looked at each other. They were already running late to the airport and had no time for an animal funeral. Bruce acted quickly. Grabbing an empty suitcase from the house, he put the cat inside, and left the suitcase on the porch.

“We’ll bury him in the suitcase when we get back,” he assured his wife. The couple hurried off, and when they returned a week later, they were horrified to find the suitcase gone. It had been stolen from their front porch.

The couple never saw the suitcase, or their cat, again. Time passed, and their memory of the unfortunate event faded.

Losing Rick

Years later in 1985, Jeannie Klein took her oldest son, Rick, to the pediatrician after he suddenly stopped eating. Jeannie had tried to tempt him with his favorite foods, but the boy refused to take a bite. The doctor wasn’t too concerned, telling the worried mother that it was probably a phase that would soon pass. He prescribed a tonic, but nothing changed. Rick still refused to eat. A few days later, the doctor was surprised to see Rick and Jeannie back in his office, and this time drew blood and conducted some tests. The tests indicated that Rick’s spleen and liver were enlarged. The doctors were concerned. “At least he doesn’t have Leukemia” they reassured the worried parents. But when they finally settled on a diagnosis, it was grim. Rick had Neuroblastoma.

Neuroblastoma is a tumor which usually affects the eyes and brain. In Rick’s case, though, the tumor was wrapped around his stomach.

Rick was just four and a half when he was diagnosed. The condition had advanced quickly, and the doctor told the stunned parents that there was just a 5% chance of survival. The couple also had a toddler named Mark, who was 2 and a half at the time. Mark was put in the care of family members as the worried couple focused on finding a cure for Rick.

Rick fought his cancer for a year. On Mother’s Day, a surgical team took out most of the tumor, and were optimistic that they had gotten it all.

But shortly after the operation, Rick looked up at Jeannie. “Mom, they didn’t get it all.”

“Oh no Rick, they did, they got it all” Jeannie assured him.

Rick was correct. When the tumor came back, this time even more aggressively, the family took  the boy to Sloan Kettering Hospital, where doctors had been treating children with experimental drugs. When they got there, it was too late. Rick passed at Sloan Kettering. Devastated, the parents contacted an undertaker to bring the boy’s body home.

After the funeral, the family struggled with their grief. They had another son named Nick, and Bruce and Regina tried their best to be strong for their boys.

A life interrupted

Years passed and the couple experienced another devastating loss. Nick, after earning a full ride baseball scholarship to college, sustained a bad hit to the ribs during a game. He required multiple surgeries and was given opioids for the pain. Despite his parents’ best efforts, the bright, athletic young man became addicted to pain killers, and after years of self-medicating, overdosed at age 30.

A year after Nick passed, Bruce and Jeannie were looking for answers. They heard about a psychic medium named Matt Fraser. The couple debated going to see him when he came to their area  – they had been to a mediumship demonstration before, one with thousands of people in the audience. In such a large crowd, they were unable to feel a connection to their boys.

Jeannie asked Nick to send her a sign. Sure enough, the next day, as friend called. Matt was coming to King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, and she had just bought tickets to his event. Jeannie took this as the sign she’d been waiting for and bought tickets for Bruce and herself.

Looking for answers

On the night of the event, the couple felt they had a chance at a reading. When they sat down, Jeannie put her pocketbook on the seat next to her to give herself a little space, but when a woman came and asked if the chair was taken, Jeannie moved it to the floor.

After his introduction, Matt walked around the auditorium, stopping at the row where Bruce and Jeannie were sitting. He made the whole row stand up. “ There is a young male here who passed of an overdose. He’s talking about his teeth and said something about having a mass.”

Before Jeannie or Bruce could speak up, the woman in the next said that made sense to her, and that it was her nephew.

Matt went on, “I see you taking him to school, and having friends over, making him feel as normal as possible, and I know you took him out of state for treatment.”

Jeannie was frustrated. What Matt was saying fit her boys perfectly. Nick had lost his front teeth in a hockey game and was very conscious of the replacement caps.

Jeannie explained “I could tell that Matt didn’t think that he was hearing from the woman’s nephew. Suddenly he looked at me and asked if we were together.”

“No, but everything you’re saying makes sense to me. My son Rick passed from Neuroblastoma – we took him out of state for treatment, and I tried to make like normal for him. Everything you said fits” As soon as he heard  that, Matt focused on Jeannie and Bruce.

Matt struggled a little with the messages coming through. He was confused by the conflicting messages he was hearing.

Jeannie knew what was wrong and told him she had lost two sons. Two souls coming through! Suddenly the messages made sense to Matt.

“Your younger son keeps saying. I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry. The two brothers are at peace now, and they are together.”

“They are showing me balloons – Whose birthday is it ?”

Nick’s birthday had been just the day before, He would have been 31.

Then Matt said, “Now he’s showing me letters.”

The family had put letters in Nick’s coffin. Not only that, but his dad found an un-mailed letter from Nick when he was cleaning his room, in the letter, Nick said he didn’t think he would live long.

“They’re telling me that it’s hard for you to get out of bed sometime. You didn’t want to put up the Christmas tree – but you did it for Mark.” Bruce and Jeannie confirmed that this was true.

“The boys are telling their mom please be strong for Bruce and Mark.”

Healing the family

Mark was the couple’s middle son, a police officer. He had watched both brothers pass and had recently lost his partner and best friend.

Seeing Matt lifted them Jeannie and Bruce from their depression. The went back to see Matt two more times. The second time they brought Mark.

“I’d love Mark to get some closure, he’s had so much loss. And I want him to know that he’s being protected by his brothers” said Jeannie.

“No one in this family is going to die”

Bruce and Jeannie feel the presence of their boys often. “They send us signs all the time. Before Rick died, I said, if you get to heaven, send me purple flowers. Sometimes in Spring I’ll look out the kitchen window and see fields of purple flowers that we never planted.”

Right after Nick passed the couple spotted an unusual bird tapping on the window. He was black with a white breast with a red heart on his chest. Bruce looked it up and found that it was a Goosebeak. They had never seen that bird before, or after. They were sure it was a sign from Nick.

There were also two crows that would sit and look in the window. The family had been in their home for 21 years and never saw crows before Nick died. Jeannie knew there was something special about these crows – she left food out for them, named them Crow Magnum and Cheryl Crow.

Bruce remembers something Rick said to him before he passed. It had seemed like an odd thing for such a young boy to say, but suddenly it made sense!

“Rick said, No one in this family is going to die” I realize that he meant that he would never leave us, he and his brother would always be there.”

What about the cat in the suitcase?

At the end of the reading, Matt looked puzzled.

“The boys are talking about a cat! A cat who was run over and died and is with them.”

“We don’t have a cat” said Bruce. Then he remembered the cat in the suitcase. “Well we did, but the boys didn’t know anything about that.”

“Well they know now!” said Matt.

Bruce told Matt the story of the cat in the suitcase.

Matt laughed. ‘Are you from Maine – they do stuff like that in Maine!”

It turned out Bruce’s family is from Maine.

Matt will always remember Jeannie as the cat I the suitcase lady, and the couple will always be grateful to Matt for bringing through their boys.

 

 

 

 

 

A Home Run in Heaven

A Home Run in Heaven

When your nine-year-old son comes home from school with a stiff neck, you never expect it will turn out to be cancer.

As a pediatric nurse, Maureen Olsen had experience with childhood diseases, and when faced with her son’s cancer diagnosis was determined to stay positive. She was convinced that her doctors would find an effective treatment to heal her boy. So, when her beloved Chase repeatedly asked, “Mom, am I going to die?” Maureen reassured him, “You’re not going to die  you’re going to get better!” After all, how could she tell him the truth when she herself couldn’t accept the possibility that Chase might not survive.

But just months after Chase was diagnosed, his condition began to deteriorate rapidly. Eventually, his lungs filled with fluid and he was put into a medically induced coma. With his family gathered around him, 9-year-old Chase slipped away.

Struggling with grief and guilt

The fact that she wasn’t able to keep her promise to Chase and that she hadn’t prepared him for his death haunted Maureen for years after his passing. As a nurse, she replayed the events over and over in her mind. Could she have caught the cancer sooner or sought out a more aggressive treatment?

There must have been something she could have done!

For ten years, Maureen struggled with grief and guilt over her son’s untimely death. She even sought out several mediums for comfort and reassurance. Before Chase’s passing, Maureen had been interested in mediumship, but had never attended a demonstration or employed the services of a medium.

After she lost him, the grieving mother attended a number of mediumship demonstrations hosted by Tyler Henry, James Van Praagh, John Edwards, Teresa Caputo, and others. She was never selected for a reading, but watching the mediums connect audience members with their loved ones in Heaven comforted her.

Signs from Heaven

At the same time, Chase was making his presence known to his mother.  Dragonflies and music were his most common ways to reach out. After Chase’s death, Maureen often noticed a single dragonfly hovering nearby. Intuitively, she knew the dragonfly was Chase’s way of  staying close to her. But that wasn’t all. In the last year of his life, Chase had become obsessed by Michael Jackson. He especially loved the song, “Man in the Mirror.” He learned the words and practiced the pop star’s dance moves. He had even planned to be Michael Jackson for Halloween. Maureen had already started gathering pieces for his costume when Chase entered the hospital.  He was never able to dress as Michael, but after Chase passed his mother would hear Michael Jackson at the most unexpected times and feel that Chase was reaching out to her.

Have you heard about Matt Fraser?

About ten years after Chase had passed, Maureen was still trying to come to terms with the loss of her son.  Then a good friend told her about Matt Fraser. “You have to see Matt the next time he comes to New Jersey” she urged Maureen.

The next time Matt was scheduled to be in town, Maureen quickly purchased 2 tickets to his event. She invited a friend who had recently lost her son. Her friend’s grief was still fresh, and Maureen badly wanted to help.

“I kept talking to Chase asking him to help bring our friends son through. He had crossed recently, and I wanted to help ease his mothers’ pain.”

The Reading

When the day of Matt Fraser’s event arrived Maureen and her friend arrived at the venue and took their seats. Matt jumped on stage and began his introductory remarks. While he was speaking to the group, Maureen noticed him glancing over at the empty chair next to her. At

Chase In His Baseball Uniform

one point he even said, “If there’s an empty chair next to you, your loved one will sit there!”

Maureen was convinced Matt could see Chase sitting next to her. Sure enough, as soon as he was done with his introduction,  Matt came straight over to Maureen’s row and look right at her.

“I have a young child who has passed” Matt pointed directly to Maureen.

Nervous, Maureen pointed to my friend, “Is it her or me?”

“He said your dad is with him.” Maureen’s father had passed three years earlier and had shared a special bond with his grandson. Before he passed, Maureen had begged her father to find Chase in heaven and give him a hug for her. At that moment she realized the reading had to be for her.

“I feel like he can’t breathe. Was it in his lungs?”

“Yes, he couldn’t breathe at the end.”

Matt said, “your son told me you took him to several doctors.”

Maureen had been to many specialists before Chase was diagnosed.

“He tells me that you did everything you could for him – there was nothing more you could have done, and he doesn’t want you to feel guilty. You were the best mom ever, and he’s sorry for everything you had to go through.”

Then Matt asked Maureen to come out to the aisle. “He wants me to hold your hand.”

Maureen walked out and Matt took her hand, then suddenly he looked over at said  “He keeps talking about a baseball mitt”

Maureen was stunned. “We buried him with his baseball mitt!”

“Get the Hell out of here – you have got to be kidding me.” Matt blurted out.

“Now he’s saying Happy Birthday” Chase’s father was having a birthday that week.

“He wants to say happy birthday to his dad!”

Maureen had seen many mediums in action, but she was amazed by how Matt had captured details about Chase so accurately. More than that, she felt that he had captured the essence of Chase – bringing through his loving nature and kind soul.

As the night unfolded, Matt did more readings for others in the room.

Maureen shared her impressions of the event. “Everything Matt told the people in the room was so spot on. He has an incredible gift, and he had us all laughing. He’s so normal – with such an incredible gift. He cares so much about what he does.”

Helping and healing.

Later that evening Maureen noticed that Matt had mentioned connecting with Chase on his Facebook page after the event, and said it was his favorite reading of the night. People who were in the audience commented on how moving the reading was. Maureen posted a picture of Chase in his baseball uniform with his glove in the comments.

Maureen reflects back on the night, and thinks she knows why Chase was so determined to come through to Matt.

“I had to go to work that night, and something really devastating happened the next day at my job. I was in a bad place for about a week until the situation resolved itself and I found out that everything was okay. I know in my heart that Chase reached out to support me thorough this difficult time.

It took me a while to put it together, but in retrospect, I have no doubt in my mind that he made his way through first – with hundreds of people in the room – because he knew I would need him.“

Maureen’s friend didn’t get a reading, but she was thrilled when Chase came through for Maureen. Hearing Matt’s words made her feel closer to her own son.

Supporting families in need

The Olsen family has become very involved in helping others affected by childhood cancer. September is Childhood Cancer Month, and they help decorate the schools and businesses in town with gold ribbons. Throughout the year, they work to provide financial and emotional support to cancer victims and their families.

Maureen and her husband also started a small foundation in Chase’s name and give out scholarships. On the year he would have graduated high school they gave out scholarships to many of his friends.

“It helps us to heal, and I know it’s what Chase wants us to do. We do it honor him, and to pay it forward.”

Maureen explained, “If there’s one I truly believe, it is that this was his path. Matt’s reading helped me make peace with losing Chase, knowing that he is always around me sending me signs and coming through when I need him the most. I can tell he knows what we’re doing to help other children and families in need, and that he’s right there cheering us

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