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by Polly Basore

“What Heaven Left Behind” tells the story of the author’s struggle to find meaning in life as people she loves die around her, leaving her in despair ― and with more money than she ever expected, or wanted. The inheritance allows this single parent to leave her workaholic life at the newspaper, travel to Hawaii, and buy whatever she wants ― even a new convertible ― on a whim. But the money can’t cure the pain and grief that threaten to swallow her. Eventually she discovers what her parents always knew: That real wealth comes from what you give away. So she creates something called AngelWorks, and begins investing herself and her family’s money in efforts to ease the suffering of others. Since she created it in October 2003, AngelWorks has touched thousands of lives ― and saved at least one: her own.
Download What Heaven Left Behind epub
ISBN: 0977174905
ISBN13: 978-0977174904
Category: No category
Author: Polly Basore
Language: English
Publisher: AngelBooks; First Edition edition (October 7, 2005)
Pages: 160 pages
ePUB size: 1534 kb
FB2 size: 1667 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 192
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Polly Basore shares her compelling story as a friend would, over coffee. It's impossible not to share her grief with each page turned. Her discovery of donor advised funds as a means of celebrating the lives of those she's lost is the turning point. It could be the end of the story but Basore takes the fund to heart and uses creativity to make it come to life. Through AngelWorks, Basore has been able to challenge low-income students with the promise of passes to cultural events and she's helped female runaways escape a life of exploitation through her Women of Worth program. This is a must-read for those struggling to deal with the sudden wealth that often comes with overwhelming grief.
Polly Basore chronicles how she triumphed over personal loss and despair to use an unexpected inheritance to become a vehicle for helping those who truly need it. She very honestly tells the reader of the pain she felt and mistakes she made on the way. Anyone who has experienced similar losses in their lives can easily relate to her feelings, but few of us use them to do so much good. I believe this very personal memoir will also do many people a lot of good.